Feb 23

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Two

  Number Thirty-Two Pick a P-Word That Works for You Some people in the industry are into buzz words. Really into buzz words. They can sound like a cliché festival run amok sometimes. As for me, I hate buzz words, corporate-speak, and pretty much anything politically correct. I’m the CEO and board chair of a …

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Feb 20

THWT Question for 20 FEB 2018

    Let’s get right to the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for this week:   Is there a message in any of your stories that you want readers to grasp?   Keep Loving!    

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Feb 16

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-One

  Number Thirty-One Size Matters And it matters in more than one way, too. People tend to make up their own definitions, but let me give you the industry-standard ones right up front… Flash – Less than 1,000 words Short Story – 1,001 to 7,499 words Novelette – 7,500 to 17,499 words Novella – 17,500 …

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Feb 13

THWT Question for 13 FEB 2018

  And this week’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question is:   What was your first boss like? What did you learn from him or her?   Keep Loving!    

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Feb 09

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty

  Number Thirty Thou Shalt Not Snark (This Rule was triggered by a production meeting I attended in Los Angeles where the other two writers on a project were nipping at each other like a pair of chihuahuas.) Isaac Asimov said in The Foundation Trilogy: “Violence…is the last resort of the incompetent.” I believe this …

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Feb 06

THWT Question for 06 FEB 2018

  Here’s this week’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question:   Is there any subject you particularly disliked in school?   Keep Loving!    

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Feb 02

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Nine

    Number Twenty-Nine Have Book, Will Travel   Yep, just like Paladin on TV. Well, sort of… For most writers, there will come a time in their career when they will need to travel. Sometimes it’s to a convention. Others it may be to do a business meeting. And there may come a time …

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Jan 30

THWT Question for 30 JAN 2018

The last Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for January 2018 is:   What do you recall about your first date?   Keep Loving!    

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Jan 26

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Eight

    Number Twenty-Eight Get Thee A Pen Name…Or Several   If you don’t have at least one pen name, you really need to get a few. Pen names do a bunch of things for you…they protect your identity from the crazies out there (and there are plenty of them…I have the scars from a …

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Jan 23

THWT Question for 23 JAN 2018

    The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is:   When and why did you begin writing professionally?   Keep Loving!    

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