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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Writing Mary Sues

This week on Hide and Create, Diana Rowland, Moses Siregar, Joshua Essoe and Jordan Ellinger discuss Mary Sues and Marty Stus. Who are these super awesome people? Why, they’re you! They’re the best. We all love them. A little too much. They can do everything! In fact it kind of bugs me how perfect they … Continue reading Writing Mary Sues

Resonance in Writing

This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe,┬áMoses Siregar,┬áJordan Ellinger, and Diana Rowland debate resonance. Resonance isn’t discussed much, in fact, the only author and instructor I’ve really heard discuss resonance as a writing technique is David Farland. And it can be a powerful tool. Not to be confused with plagiarism, it is catering to … Continue reading Resonance in Writing

Writing Bad Guys As Protagonists

This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland and Joshua Essoe talk about making your villain a protagonist. If you’re like me you love a good bad guy. But why do you love them? What makes them characters you can connect with, enjoy reading about, and actually like? How can you … Continue reading Writing Bad Guys As Protagonists

Writers of the Future

This week on Hide and Create, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger, Moses Siregar and Joshua Essoe talk about the Writers of the Future short story competition. Entering the competition can be a nerve-wracking experience, but those crazy days of repeatedly checking for results can lead to some very strong affirmation. The third story I entered got … Continue reading Writers of the Future