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Contemplating Seppuku

GUEST AUTHOR POST BY W. DANIEL WILLIS I have a confession to make, it’s been three weeks since I did any serious writing. I’m supposed to be finished with my next book right now. Fact is I’m a little less than halfway through. I’d like to blame it on the holidays or the fact that […]
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So, You Want to Meet My Agent?

I’d like to take a moment and introduce you to my agent and good friend Matt Bialer of the Sanford J. Greenburger, Associates literary firm. Matt has recently opened up a Facebook page about his literary efforts. Matt has been in the publishing community since 1985 (including 14 years in the book division of the […]
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Tom’s Happy New Year

As we ring in the new year, a quick shout of congratulations to fellow Scribe’s Forge author Tom Bielawski and his Kindle ebook “A Tide of Shadows“. This first book by Tom has risen meteorically into the top hundred of best sellers in Fantasy Books on Amazon.com. You may recall Tom recently was featured as […]
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Deconstructiong “Miracle”

When Christmas time comes around each year, one of the first movies that we get out and play is ‘Miracle on 34th Street.’ Not the horrible remake that was done a few years ago but the real deal: the 1947 version with Maureen O’Hara, John Daily, the Oscar-winning Edmund Gwynn and the delightful child-star Natalie […]
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Writing a World Away

by Tom Bielawski Note from Tracy Hickman: Tom Bielawski is one of our authors here in our ‘Scribe’s Forge Online Writing Workshops and Seminars.’ You know him well and are with him on his journey as a new author in modern publishing. As he recently had his books live and ‘on sale’ at Amazon.com … […]
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Publishing Guilds & the Craftsmen Writer

by Tracy & Laura Hickman The craftsmen writers are taking over the Publishing Guilds. I have always admired the idea of craftsmen. A craftsman, in my mind, is an artist who has successfully merged his musings, inspirations and visions with practiced skill and the tools with which to realize those visions. I have little use […]
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We Sing the Ideal

Laura and I have been watching the ABC television series ‘Once Upon a Time‘ here in the United States. It is about an Evil Queen in a fantasy world filled with fairytale characters all of whom she curses with the most terrible of magical spells … condemning them to live their lives in our reality […]
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Mom Says I Have to Clean My Room

I have just emerged from the Batcave this last weekend. A crushing deadline for my ‘Wayne of Gotham’ novel with DC Comics completely took me out of commission. I have been feverishness writing to get to the end of that amazing book in time. This had led to a number of early mornings turning into […]
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New Access Procedure

You may have noticed that our secure website seems a little less secure. I assure you that is not the case. I’m testing out some of the features of our WP membership software that will allow different levels of membership access to our seminars. For example, those of you who have purchased the complete seminar […]
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You Have Not Yet Written Your Best Work

Laura told me this morning that I should write something about dealing with writer’s block … but I just can’t. Why not? I once heard it said that a writer’s job consists of sitting down at a keyboard or with a paper and pen in hand and then simply staring at the blank page until […]
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What do we do NOW?

I was reading a manuscript the other day and was jolted by the words on the page … and not in a good way. One character turned to another character as they were standing there in the scene and said the dreadful words… “So, what do we do now?” Had there been anyone else in […]
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The Rules

(EDITOR’S NOTE: One of our Scribe’s Forge Serial Publishers asked me about an RPG and Novel project he was considering doing and devoting his full time to making a reality. I thought you might also benefit from my response.) RULE #1: DON’T QUIT THE DAY JOB We hear occasionally of the YouTube video with a […]
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