Category: Special Feature

Guest Posting: Why Do You Have to Try It?
July 15, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Melinda Harmon

When you are a new blogger, you make sure you write quality content for your own blog, in the hopes that your traffic will increase. Sometimes, that does not happen and can leave a blogger very despondent. What you might not know, is that some bloggers write for other blogs without getting a cent for
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Perfection Is Overrated
July 8, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature,Writing Advice Paul Davis

There was an author in the 1920s who wrote 60,000 words a week. I wish I could remember his name. He wrote pulp, he pushed it out as quickly as he could, and the moment it left his typewriter, it was out of his hands. It went to an editor who tailored it to the
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Celebrate Today
July 4, 2017 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features,Special Feature,Writing Advice Stephanie Ayers

July 4th Light the fires, Kick the tires, We’re going on a trip. Meet us down on Lake Shore Drive, We’ll sail our tiny ship.          A day upon the lake sounds fine, Let’s pack some food and bring some wine. We’ll drink and grill on deck, All our friends will come along, We’ll even
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Understanding Static Characters
June 30, 2017 Special Feature,Writing Advice Paul Davis

Most of this month has been focused on character development. One of the greatest forms of character development is a lack of any development at all: The static character. This is not a flat character, a character which lacks interesting traits and therefore remains the same. This is a character that, when given the chance
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Show Vs Tell Character Description by Emma T. Gitani
June 24, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Emma T. Gitani

We’ve all heard these expressions. Show don’t tell. Give meaningful description but don’t make  a laundry list. The example below takes on showing character description without creating a laundry list. Laundry List Example: Matt started magic school two weeks ago, and he watched the girl who sat at his lunch table. She was skinny and
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The Magic of Multiplicity: JD Estrada
June 17, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature A.L. Mabry

As an indie author who also has a day job, a lot of people have asked me where I find the time to work on my projects and how I’ve been able to publish the books I have with the schedule I keep. The one word answer I can offer is that I focus my
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Guest Post: Building Cities by Paul R. Davis
June 1, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature,Writing Advice Paul Davis

I’m addicted to city builders. I thought about this the other day when I started playing Folk Tale, a fantasy city builder still in alpha stages, and suddenly it was 1am. When I was little we would play SimCity on the SNES. Then Godzilla became a permanent resident and burned that mother down. I’ve played Cities
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Make Your Imagination Work: Great Secrets of Word Building
May 20, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Melinda Harmon

Having an impressive vocabulary is going to take you very far in life. We all know that one person who always throws in some big words where we try to figure out what exactly it means. Do not wait for those mind blowing moments before you start your own word building exercises. Learn new words
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Tips from Bestseller Novels on How to Overcome Writing Obstacles by Melinda Harmon
April 22, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Melinda Harmon

There are many individuals dreaming of becoming a writer and living a carefree life. A life where you can determine your own working hours and sipping coffee with your laptop open while writing a bestseller. The dream is amazing, but many writers soon find out that there is more to being a writer than the
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Writing Styles and Techniques You Should Try in 2017 by Melinda Harmon
April 1, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Melinda Harmon

Choosing a writing style is a very important task. If you want to communicate your message or story effectively, this is kind of a make or break area. There are many options to choose from, but first ask yourself, what you would like the reader to experience when reading your story. What tone would you
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