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National Novel Writing Month

This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Jordan Ellinger, Michael Sullivan, and Debbie Viguie talk about National Novel Writing Month. In 1999 a group of writer friends started NaNoWriMo to motivate themselves and others to write. Since then, it’s become a nonprofit funded mostly by merchandise sales and donations made by participants; and last […]

Goodreads for Writers

This week on Hide and Create, Debbie Viguie, Jordan Ellinger, Joshua Essoe, and Michael J. Sullivan (and Robin Sullivan) discuss Goodreads. Goodreads, like any other social platform, can be a powerful tool if it is used correctly. This week Mike (and Robin) give us a lot of tips on how they have successfully employed Goodreads […]

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 […]

Writing Conventions for Newbies

This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger and Moses Siregar give you a roadmap for how to navigate the confusing world of writing conventions. Discussion ranges from how to act on a panel to whether or not you should cosplay, as well as how to avoid a few common pitfalls. […]

Writing Workshops

This week on Hide and Create Diana Rowland, Joshua Essoe, Moses Siregar, and Jordan Ellinger discuss workshops for writers. We cover everything from Writing Superstars to the Clarions, and Writers of the Future. Mainly, we focus on the different types of workshops (those geared to improve your writing vs those designed to teach you the business of writing), […]

Writing Methods, Environments, and Promotion! Oh My!

This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland and Joshua Essoe continue the discussion with Moses on previous subjects: writing methods, writing environments, and self-promotion. Moses shares some valuable insights on his experience with indie publishing his novel The Black God’s War, and talks about developing the setting for his latest novella “The […]

Settings and More Dirty Little Secrets! Oh My!

This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger, Diana Rowland and Joshua Essoe discuss a new take and offer more insight on our previous subjects: writing methods, dirty little writing secrets, writing environments, self-promotion, and settings. If you loved our previous shows, you’ll love this one even more because in part one we talk about […]