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Writing Gray Heroes and Anti-Heroes

This week on Hide and Create, Jordan Ellinger, Michael Sullivan, Debbie Viguie, and Joshua Essoe talk about morally ambiguous heroes. I think we’re seeing a surge in popularity of these types of characters because more than any other type of character, they seem real to us. They’re nuanced. They’ve got all the problems, and hopes, […]

Pros and Cons of Publishing with a Small Press

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Michael Sullivan, Debbie Viguie, and Jordan Ellinger talk about publishing with small presses. A small press can be the stepping-stone to your big, bad career, and unlike in self-publishing, your work is endorsed by a gatekeeper who believes in you and your work. And that counts for […]

Writing for Yourself Or Your Readers

This week on Hide and Create, Debbie Viguie, Jordan Ellinger, Michael Sullivan, and Joshua Essoe talk about just who you’re writing your great [insert country here] novel for. I really like the thought: “Write for yourself and edit for your reader.” This ties in a little to Writing for Love or Money: if you want […]

Writing Characters Smarter Than You Are

This week on Hide and Create, Michael Sullivan, Jordan Ellinger, Debbie Viguie, and Joshua Essoe talk about writing genius characters. Naturally this is an intimidating prospect, I mean you are only as smart as you are, so how do you write a character that’s even smarter than that? How do you write a genius? Well, […]

Writing for Love Or Money

This week on Hide and Create, Michael Sullivan, Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger and Debbie Viguie talk about what to write for: your art or your living. I believe your writing will be stronger if you write what you love over what you’re paid for. You’re going to be more into it, more inspired, more creative, more […]

An Interview with Michael J. Sullivan

This week on Hide and Create, Debbie Viguie interviews our new co-host, Michael J. Sullivan! Welcome Mike Sullivan to the crew, taking over our Indie Sensation seat from Moses. Mike has decades of experience, has sold 10,000 books a month, and been published every which way but loose.  We are happy having his wisdom added […]

Facebook for Writers

This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Debbie Viguie, Jordan Ellinger and Joshua Essoe talk about how and why authors should use Facebook. On this super-sized episode we have sad and happy news from two of our hosts. Another farewell will usher in a new host next week that we’re sure you will all enjoy. So […]