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Writing a Series

This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Debbie Viguie, Michael Sullivan, and Jordan Ellinger talk about writing a book series. I want to hit on some things to keep in mind when writing a series: 1. Continuation of character history, physical and personality traits. Don’t forget if Liz has that piercing in her left […]

Writing Sex and Romance

This week on Hide and Create, Debbie Viguie, Jordan Ellinger, Michael Sullivan, and Joshua Essoe talk about the bow-chicka-wow-wow. Writing sex scenes is notoriously a difficult and potentially scary thing for writers. In loving someone else, we really do discover things about ourselves. The sex act opens up all kinds of emotional territory for us, […]

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 […]