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Writing the Down Ending

This week on Hide and Create, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar and Joshua Essoe appropriately talk about writing downer endings on this, Diana’s last episode. It’s controversial. While it’s true that life is just as much about sadness, pain, and the loss of hope as it is about wonder, beauty, and happiness, a lot […]

Beta Readers For Your Writing

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Diana Rowland, Moses Siregar, and Jordan Ellinger talk about beta readers. For some writers, beta readers are an integral part of the writing process. But how do you know what advice to take and what do ignore? Well the most obvious answer is that if you see […]

Writing Rules You Can And Should Break

This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger, and Joshua Essoe talk about writing rules that are okay to break. I think our final thought today is one of moderation. Learn when it is okay to break rules and when it is not. And please — make sure you know the […]

On Writing Names

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, and Diana Rowland talk about naming things in your stories. When it comes to naming characters or stories, trust your ear. In fact, it’s always a good idea to try your names aloud. Especially if you’re planning an audio book. What might look […]

Interviewing Authors About Their Writing

This week on Hide and Create, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar, Joshua Essoe, and Diana Rowland talk to Ben Love of the podcast The First Million Words about being a good interviewer.  These suggestions and tips don’t only apply to interviewing writers, use them for any interview you find yourself conducting.

An Interview with Diana Rowland

This week on Hide and Create Jordan Ellinger interviews Diana Rowland about the life and business of a traditionally published author and why she decided to go trad over indie. Part six of six in our series of Hide and Create host interviews. We hope you’ve enjoyed them!

Writing Dialects with Grammar Girl

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar, and Diana Rowland are joined by Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl, to talk about dialects (and some grammar, of course). Remember, the key to writing dialects, or accents, or using made-up words is clarity. Realism is good to a point, but […]