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How to Write Fiction: Alone in A Room With Invisible People TM: How to Write Fiction

By Holly Lisle, Rebecca Galardo

Pro-novelist mother and aspiring novelist daughter discuss writing fiction for love AND money -- and how to do it yourself.

  1. 1.
    How to Worldbuild for Short Stories and Flash Fiction09/22/2020
    57:29
  2. 2.
    How to Create Culture for Short Stories and Flash Fiction09/15/2020
    54:05
  3. 3.
    How to Revise - The Big Basics09/08/2020
    46:31
  4. 4.
    Flash Fiction for Halloween - Finished Examples, Tips and Off the Cuff Ideas09/01/2020
    57:12
  5. 5.
    How to Create a Hero, Antagonist AND Villain that FIT - WORKSHOP08/25/2020
    48:46
  6. 6.
    Your Writing Questions - Final AMA08/18/2020
    1:03:46
  7. 7.
    From The Archives: Holly Lisle on Fiction – Part Three (Final)08/11/2020
    32:11
  8. 8.
    AMA – Part Three (Answering Your Questions)08/04/2020
    1:32:46
  1. 9.
    AMA - Part Two (Answering Your Questions)07/28/2020
    46:06
  2. 10.
    AMA - Part One (Answering Your Questions)07/21/2020
    39:43
  3. 11.
    How Fiction Writers Can Use Poetry for - not in - their Fiction07/14/2020
    1:10:19
  4. 12.
    How to Write Animal Points of View in Your Fiction07/07/2020
    1:03:43
  5. 13.
    Writing Naked - How to Put Yourself on the Page Honestly and Well-Disguised06/30/2020
    58:40
  6. 14.
    Creating Your Personal Writing Space: Physical, Mental and Investigatory06/23/2020
    45:24
  7. 15.
    How to Build a Story Based on Your Sweet Spot Map: SPM Series, Part Four - Final06/17/2020
    48:01
  8. 16.
    AIARWIP: Technical Difficulties... Temporary Placeholder06/16/2020
    0:52
  9. 17.
    How to Build a Character Based on Your Sweet Spot Map: SPM Series, Part Three06/09/2020
    1:08:04
  10. 18.
    How to Worldbuild Based on Your Sweet Spot Map: SPM Series, Part Two06/02/2020
    1:01:03
  11. 19.
    How to Build a Sweet Spot Map Workshop - Part One05/26/2020
    1:03:11
  12. 20.
    Workshop: How to Find and Fix Scene Problems05/19/2020
    2:27:25
  13. 21.
    Series Fundamentals: How NOT to Break Your Series05/12/2020
    1:25:00
  14. 22.
    Series Fiction VS Stand Alone Book05/05/2020
    56:37
  15. 23.
    How to Use Chapters as Structure Elements04/28/2020
    41:47
  16. 24.
    Character Voice - Distinguishing Your Characters04/21/2020
    37:19
  17. 25.
    Creating Titles and How to Choose the Right One04/14/2020
    44:08
  18. 26.
    Internal Conflicts - How to Do Them Well04/07/2020
    54:36
  19. 27.
    Process - What is it and How Does it Effect My Writing?03/31/2020
    1:45:58
  20. 28.
    Fear of Bad Writing, Is a Scattered Draft Finished, Changing a Process You Love03/24/2020
    33:45
  21. 29.
    How to Write Fiction: Boring Writing, Flashbacks, Dream Premonitions and Pre-Climax Info Dumps03/17/2020
    51:07
  22. 30.
    From The Archives: Holly Lisle on Fiction - Part Two03/10/2020
    31:36
  23. 31.
    Too Many Writing Ideas - How to Focus on the Story03/03/2020
    49:12
  24. 32.
    How to Know if Your Idea is the Right Size for Your Story02/25/2020
    1:07:45
  25. 33.
    The Process of Revision: Flash Fiction Example02/18/2020
    1:04:40
  26. 34.
    How to Write Holiday Based Stories02/11/2020
    49:18
  27. 35.
    Burn Out or Writer's Block in Writing Fiction and How to Overcome It02/04/2020
    43:29
  28. 36.
    How to Include a Theme in Your Fiction and Characters01/28/2020
    49:57
  29. 37.
    What is Telegraphing and the Truth About Writers' Groups01/21/2020
    1:01:07
  30. 38.
    Should I Quit Writing This Thing?01/14/2020
    54:42
  31. 39.
    Overcoming Focus Issues in Writing: Attention, Overwhelm and Scheduling Problems01/07/2020
    1:06:46
  32. 40.
    Writing Goals Workshop: Setting Goals for the New Year12/31/2019
    1:18:19
  33. 41.
    How to Turn What You Love into What You Write12/24/2019
    55:15
  34. 42.
    How to Nail Your Endings12/17/2019
    57:50
  35. 43.
    How to Expand Your Story Idea: Flash, Short Story and Novel Examples12/10/2019
    1:15:08
  36. 44.
    How to Start Building a Language, Culture... and Story Ideas Workshop12/03/2019
    1:25:58
  37. 45.
    How to Worldbuild Fast - Workshop11/26/2019
    1:03:46
  38. 46.
    Listeners' Questions on: Which Idea is Best, Hitting Word Count and Why We Don't Name and Shame11/19/2019
    1:30:01
  39. 47.
    How to Plot Twists that Fit11/12/2019
    35:13
  40. 48.
    Who Are Your 10 Most Influential Writers and Why?11/05/2019
    1:50:41
  41. 49.
    Second Annual Halloween Special: Listener Edition - Part Two10/31/2019
    2:10:57
  42. 50.
    Second Annual Halloween Special: Listener Edition - Part One10/29/2019
    2:12:35
  43. 51.
    How to Write Funny: Putting Humor into Fiction - Workshop10/22/2019
    1:04:50
  44. 52.
    Workshop - How to Build Plot Arcs10/15/2019
    1:23:48
  45. 53.
    Advice for Fiction Writers: What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?10/08/2019
    43:10
  46. 54.
    What are Common Traps for Aspiring Writers?10/01/2019
    52:12
  47. 55.
    Procrastination in Writing Fiction - Outlining09/24/2019
    25:55
  48. 56.
    How to Keep Your Scenes On Target09/17/2019
    56:25
  49. 57.
    Pen Names - Why and Why Not?09/10/2019
    30:07
  50. 58.
    How to Write Relationships in Fiction: Besties and Buddies09/03/2019
    1:32:55
  51. 59.
    How to Write Fiction: Twists and What They Are08/27/2019
    2:10:25
  52. 60.
    Fiction Writer Money Talks: Paid Markets VS Free Markets08/20/2019
    1:24:58
  53. 61.
    How to Find Your Book-A-Likes... And Why.08/13/2019
    44:58
  54. 62.
    Workshop - How to Build Novel Tie-Ins Using Flash Fiction & Short Stories08/06/2019
    59:13
  55. 63.
    Perfectionism: Part Two - Revision07/30/2019
    1:06:53
  56. 64.
    Perfectionism: Part One - First Draft07/23/2019
    1:57:07
  57. 65.
    Answering Your Questions - Volume Two (Mini)07/16/2019
    39:09
  58. 66.
    Answering Your Questions - Volume One (Mini)07/09/2019
    48:26
  59. 67.
    30 Minute Worldbuilding Workshop07/02/2019
    1:14:22
  60. 68.
    From the Archives: Holly Lisle on Writing Part One06/25/2019
    39:19
  61. 69.
    Taming the Wild Middle - How to Prevent (Plot) Explosions06/18/2019
    1:05:20
  62. 70.
    Event Writing Part Three: Follow Through06/11/2019
    1:08:39
  63. 71.
    Event Writing Part Two: Process06/04/2019
    57:55
  64. 72.
    Event Writing Part One: Preparation05/28/2019
    1:28:22
  65. 73.
    When Do You Know it's Time to Go Indie? - How Should I Publish My Fiction?05/21/2019
    2:02:56
  66. 74.
    Muse Toys - How to Connect with Your Muse05/14/2019
    1:54:13
  67. 75.
    How to Write Endings for Fiction05/07/2019
    1:28:47
  68. 76.
    How to Write Middles for Fiction04/30/2019
    1:19:21
  69. 77.
    How to Write Beginnings for Fiction04/23/2019
    1:50:44
  70. 78.
    Hard Drive Zombies04/16/2019
    29:37
  71. 79.
    How to Build Your Writing System04/09/2019
    1:22:22
  72. 80.
    How to Write Surprises and Mysteries in Any Genre - Part Two04/02/2019
    31:36
  73. 81.
    How to Brainstorm Ideas from Scratch - A Workshop03/26/2019
    1:39:44
  74. 82.
    When are Collaborations A Good Idea?03/19/2019
    1:09:54
  75. 83.
    Writing to Market VS Selling Out03/12/2019
    52:45
  76. 84.
    How to Write When You Don't Feel Like Writing03/05/2019
    55:39
  77. 85.
    Competition VS Cooperation Between Writers02/26/2019
    1:13:59
  78. 86.
    How to Write Sex and Romance in Any Genre02/19/2019
    1:50:10
  79. 87.
    How to Write Surprises and Mysteries in Any Genre02/12/2019
    1:05:32
  80. 88.
    11 Common Stereotypes: How to Make Them (and others) Real People - Part Two02/05/2019
    1:23:35
  81. 89.
    11 Common Stereotypes: How to Make Them (and others) Real People - Part One01/29/2019
    1:54:51
  82. 90.
    Living Inside Your Story - Connecting to Your Characters and Fiction01/22/2019
    1:38:53
  83. 91.
    Connecting to Your World - Worldbuilding Extras01/15/2019
    1:38:27
  84. 92.
    Learn Your Genre – How to Dissect a Novel You Love01/08/2019
    1:29:55
  85. 93.
    Goal Setting - and Goal KEEPING - for Writing Fiction01/01/2019
    42:45
  86. 94.
    Mini Episode: What if I Don't Have Time to Write?12/25/2018
    44:04
  87. 95.
    Mini Episode: Writing Skills - Show, Don't Tell12/19/2018
    41:02
  88. 96.
    Going Full Time as a Writer - Insanity Helps12/11/2018
    1:21:02
  89. 97.
    The Writing Career - What if You had to do it ALL Over Again?12/04/2018
    42:49
  90. 98.
    16 Bad Habits Writers Have11/27/2018
    1:07:37
  91. 99.
    Mini Episode: What if I Don't Have Talent?11/20/2018
    32:15
  92. 100.
    How Not to Get Eaten by Research11/13/2018
    1:09:37

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