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Witchcraft and More About Magic Systems in Writing

This week on Hide and Create Joshua Essoe, Debbie Viguie, Michael Sullivan and Jordan Ellinger discuss different kinds of magic systems! Witchery and necromancy and mojo and hoodoo, no matter what you call it, magic is integral to many stories in fiction. We’ve spoken about detailed magic systems that are thoroughly explained. But what about softer […]

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 […]

Producing and Marketing a Book, Part 3

This week on Hide and Create, Debbie Viguie, Michael Sullivan, Joshua Essoe, and Jordan Ellinger continue to talk with Robin Sullivan about pulling together an indie book and putting it on the market. This is part three in our three-part series about the strategies and behind-the-scenes thinking of how to create a successful indie book.

Producing and Marketing a Book, Part 2

This week on Hide and Create, Debbie Viguie, Michael Sullivan, Joshua Essoe, and Jordan Ellinger continue to talk with Robin Sullivan about pulling together an indie book and putting it on the market. This is part two in our three-part series about the strategies and behind-the-scenes thinking of how to create a successful indie book.

Producing and Marketing a Book, Part 1

This week on Hide and Create, Debbie Viguie, Michael Sullivan, Joshua Essoe, and Jordan Ellinger talk with Robin Sullivan about pulling together an indie book and putting it on the market. Ever wondered how Michael J. Sullivan sold ten thousand books a month, what the indie market place looked like for the freshman class, and […]

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, […]