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Prime Writing is a showcase for debut authors.
Prime Writing — Elle E. Ire

Today in Prime Writing, Elle E. Ire is here to tell us about one of the more difficult tasks an author faces—making unlikeable characters likeable—and how she brought the lessons […]

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Prime Writing — Bliss Bennet

One of the most often-asked questions of a writer is "where do you get your ideas?" Sometimes, it's from a life experience. Sometimes, something as simple as an image can […]

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Prime Writing — Shari Green

I first met Shari Green at Surrey International Writer's Conference, and am really pleased to finally be hosting her here at Prime Writing. Below, Shari discusses the long road to […]

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Where's Kat?

There's been an obvious dearth of posting around here, and I figure I should address why. Back in November, I had a change in my work situation. It's left me […]

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Prime Writing - Chang Terhune

Chang Terhune has one of the more different takes on writing a novel, in particular, tackling the story out of order. This one's for all those people out there whose […]

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Prime Writing: Marko Kloos

Marko Kloos's debut military SF novel, Terms of Enlistment, demonstrates how one author parlayed deadline panic into a wildly successful publishing endeavour. I couldn't be happier to be featuring Marko […]

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Prime Writing: Heather McDougal

Worried your NaNoWriMo novel won't amount to much? Heather McDougal illustrates how she turned an insightful idea about robotics into a novel, and worked on making it better until Songs […]

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Prime Writing - Julia Dvorin

Some stories come about in ways you might not expect, and take a long time to mature to fruition. Julia Dvorin discusses the unusual trigger that started her down the […]

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Prime Writing: Eric Griffith

I first met Eric Griffith at WorldCon in 2009, when he and a gaggle of alumni from a workshop I'd been to took me—fledgling Con attendee that I was—under their […]

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And The Winner Is...

... Robin Covington! Robin wins a free copy of Elyse Mady's debut novel, The Debutante's Dilemma. Congrats! The winner was chosen by an impartial European guest judge, AKA, my dinner […]

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My Murdered Darling

In My Murdered Darling, authors tell us about that very special-to-them story element that didn’t make it into the final version of their work.
My Murdered Darling — The Time Traveler's Brother by Wendy Nikel

For today's My Murdered Darling, author Wendy Nikel talks about the difficulties in shortening The Continuum from novel to novella length, and why it was so hard to cut one […]

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My Murdered Darling — “The Crazy Flirty Lady” by Curtis C. Chen

I've roadtripped with Curtis Chen, so can vouch for the fact that he knows all about the tensions of long voyages in small confined spaces with questionable travel companions. Here […]

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My Murdered Darling — Daniel M. Bensen On How Dinosaurs Can Murder Your Darlings

Today I'm kicking off a new and somewhat (artistically) violent KatTales feature: My Murdered Darling. Every author has some favourite thing that didn't make it into their final story, whether […]

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