Tag Archives: science fiction

What’s up?

We lost a legend recently. Sir Terry Pratchett has had a huge impact on many writers and he will be missed. What kind of writing legacy will you leave behind? Are you proud of what you’re writing? Is it something … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars

It’s time to plan your NaNoWriMo writing schedule. We have our very own region for the Hickroy area this year. Thank you very much, NaNoWriMo.org! Let’s show them we are serious about NaNo! We have local area meetings planned along … Continue reading

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It’s almost November

It’s that time again. November is almost upon us. That means it’s time to dust off your story ideas and get ready for NaNoWriMo 2014. Stock up on paper, pens, printer ink, coffee, chocolate, popcorn, soda and anything else you … Continue reading

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Week Two

We’re starting the second week of Camp NaNoWriMo. How’s your word count? Are you still scribbling away at it? This is usually the point at which you find plot holes. You might also start to get the feeling of “holy … Continue reading

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Summertime Fun

It’s July. That means it’s time for campfires and roasted marshmallows and fireworks.  It is also the second Camp NaNoWriMo for 2014. Hickory Writer’s Society tries to participate in all the NaNo events each year. For July our write-ins are … Continue reading

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For what it’s worth…

I’ve been looking at job listings lately and found something interesting: an employer more interested in your actual writing samples than in what degree you graduated with. They actually say that in the listing. I’ve heard for quite a some … Continue reading

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A bit of advice

No, I’m not giving it. Just sharing it from a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy. Crawford Kilian has been writing books and articles for over 40 years. I came across a checklist for fiction writers of his that … Continue reading

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Holiday Blues

Christmas is almost upon us.  Traffic is insane, people are fighting in the stores.  It can be very stressful.  For a writer, this works in a couple of different ways. You can jump into holiday festivities and add to your … Continue reading

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Do you smell that….

…that’s the smell of a blank page.  It’s almost November.  That means it’s time to dust off your plots, shake up your outlines, and get ready to write like the wind.  Yes, it’s time for NaNoWriMo. Are you ready?  Character … Continue reading

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Hellooooooo……

Achoo!  It’s dusty in here.  Hopefully you are reading this because you searched for something about writing.  If you’re already a member of Hickory Writer’s Society you know we’ve not used this blog in a long time.  Let’s all work … Continue reading

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