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Monthly Archives: March 2014

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 … Continue reading Writing Rules You Can And Should Break

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 … Continue reading On Writing Names

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 … Continue reading Writing Dialects with Grammar Girl