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

    Halloween - The Missing Tales!

    Halloween - The Missing Tales!

    We invite you to cozy on up to your listening devices for another two stories for our Halloween Special!  There are two stories that had been mistakenly left on the pumpkin carving table!  You can imagine how this has horrified me so!


    Just as with the two main episodes, these authors used Holly’s Free ‘How to Write Flash Fiction that Doesn’t Suck’ course, and submitted their Halloween-themed stories.  


    Beginners and pros alike have joined in to give you hours of tales of the macabre, scary, goofy, quirky, sad and funny!!  If this is the first one you've heard, go a check out parts one and two for there is a story for everyone - all in bite size, delectable chunks, just like your favorite pieces of Halloween candy! So carve out sometime on Hallowe'en to feast on candy & these stories!


    If you liked what you heard, you can find the Author List (alphabetical by story), links and music on the show notes at www.alonewithinvisiblepeople.com

    • 10 min
    3rd Annual Halloween Special: Listener Edition - Episode Two - FINAL AIARWIP Episode

    3rd Annual Halloween Special: Listener Edition - Episode Two - FINAL AIARWIP Episode

    We invite you to cozy on up to your listening devices for part two of our Halloween Special!  This spooky and spoopy, cute and morbid, heart-warming and heart-ripping extra EXTRA special episode of Alone in a Room with Invisible People is sure to have a story or two fitting your tastes... be they for sweets or gore!


    Writers and listeners of the podcast have once again given us some wonderful and entertaining stories to behold in our third and final annual holiday podcast!  Enough that you'll be getting one episode today and another on All Hallow's Eve itself!


    Using Holly’s Free ‘How to Write Flash Fiction that Doesn’t Suck’ course, our authors have submitted their Halloween-themed stories.  Beginners and pros alike have joined in to give you hours of tales of the macabre, scary, goofy, quirky, sad and funny!!


    There is a story for everyone, all in bite size, delectable chunks, just like your favorite pieces of Halloween candy! So carve out sometime on Hallowe'en to feast on candy & these stories!


    If you liked what you heard, you can find the Author List (alphabetical by story), links, music and sound attribution on our show notes at www.alonewithinvisiblepeople.com

    • 1 hr 33 min
    3rd Annual Halloween Special: Listener Edition - Episode One

    3rd Annual Halloween Special: Listener Edition - Episode One

    We invite you to cozy on up to your listening devices for part one of our Halloween Special!  This spooky and spoopy, cute and morbid, heart-warming and heart-ripping extra EXTRA special episode of Alone in a Room with Invisible People is sure to have a story or two fitting your tastes... be they for sweets or gore!


    Writers and listeners of the podcast have once again given us some wonderful and entertaining stories to behold in our third and final annual holiday podcast!  Enough that you'll be getting one episode today and another on All Hallow's Eve itself!


    Using Holly’s Free ‘How to Write Flash Fiction that Doesn’t Suck’ course, our authors have submitted their Halloween-themed stories.  Beginners and pros alike have joined in to give you hours of tales of the macabre, scary, goofy, quirky, sad and funny!!


    There is a story for everyone, all in bite size, delectable chunks, just like your favorite pieces of Halloween candy! So carve out sometime on Hallowe'en to feast on candy & these stories!


    If you liked what you heard, you can find the Author List (alphabetical by story), links and music in our Show Notes at AloneWithInvisiblePeople.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    How to Create a Story of Any Size using the Artifact

    How to Create a Story of Any Size using the Artifact

    In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) are covering The Artifact.  We take on one way of creating this item, but we did something unique - we switched drawings!  So: Holly created something from my sketch and vice versa.  We go through many questions, building these artifacts and the stories (and worlds) they inhabit.


    If you want to play along,  download the worksheet FREE (no email required) from our website here!  You can also take and create your own artifact for fun - but we HIGHLY suggest making your own.


    Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!


    If you want to share with us what you got, join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!  No purchase or ownership of courses necessary!

    • 51 min
    Lazy Worldbuilding Workshop - Live and on the Fly

    Lazy Worldbuilding Workshop - Live and on the Fly

    In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) are taking on worldbuilding in a "lazy" way.  We'll cover six different genres in our spur-of-the-moment worlds and show you how simple - and FUN - worldbuilding can be!


    If you want to play along, pause after we give our basic start and write out how you would take the world and story along.  Come into the forums and share with us anything you came up with, either using our starts or just on your own!


    Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Character Creation Workshop - Live and on the Fly

    Character Creation Workshop - Live and on the Fly

    In this week's episode Author and Fiction Teacher Holly Lisle and I (host, Rebecca Galardo) put each other in the hotseat while showing how to create character from scratch and with nothing but a situation to go on.


    We'll show what character is and is not while having fun.  If you want to play along, pause after we explain the situation and create your own character and their story!


    Show notes at AIARWIP.com.


    Join us in this week’s episode and if you have a question for us join us in the forums at HollysWritingClasses.com and get to typing!

    • 1 hr 8 min

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