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Baker Lawley
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Hey--I'm teaching TWO classes at The Loft this fall on helping writers build websites!  Here's a little post I wrote for the +Loft Lit  blog about writer websites and why you should have one.
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Writers! Readers and fans of Sherlock! Listen: it's elementary.  You should check out this awesome interview with Laurie R. King, who writes a Sherlock Holmes series and has awesome things to say about books, research, and a writing career.  

http://www.fictionschool.com/writing-sherlock-holmes-researching-smarter-career-writer-special-guest-laurie-r-king-fiction-school-podcast-26/
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Writers: hear a great, fun conversation with Edgar Award-winning writer Megan Abbott, about the noir genre, turning novels into screenplays, and  "people doing bad things"?  Check it out on this week's Fiction School podcast!

http://www.fictionschool.com/writing-noir-crime-fiction-megan-abbott-fs021/
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Good stuff from one of the best writers working today.
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Do you like to write strong characters who drive the action of your stories and novels?  Or is a plot-driven story more in your creative wheelhouse?  How about what you like to read: a great character, or a surprising plot?  Or both?

This week on the Fiction School Podcast, we tackle the tricky work of writing great characters, using them to drive your story, avoiding stereotypes, and the alchemy of character and plot that makes for a great story.  Hope you'll check it out! 

http://www.fictionschool.com/writing-character-driven-stories-with-round-characters-fs015/
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I'm in a real coffee shop, but still using the +Coffitivity app.  I'm meta, uber, and double-dog-dare-you ironic.
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It's a mad world out there, writers: there's the chaos of the self-publishing disruptors and the merger fever of the Big 5 publishing houses.  With all this chaos, should you publish with a small literary press?

This week on the Fiction School podcast, we've got a great interview with Dan Cafaro, Founder of Atticus Books, a small independent literary press, and get his insight on the modern world of publishing and the place of the small press in it, what editors look for in manuscripts, what the work of being an author really is (hint: you need a website, yo!), and lots more.
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Hey Twin Cities writerly and artistic friends--
Super excited about this: I'll be teaching a class at The Loft this coming February and March on building websites for writers and artists and creative types.  
Register by Dec. 13th and you get $15 off with the Early Bird Promo Code in the class description--check out the link!
https://www.loft.org/classes/detail/?loft_product_id=54046
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Who are the writers you love?  What books changed your life?  What stories that made you want to write your own book?  

This week on the Fiction School podcast, we're feeling thankful for our favorite writers.  We share a bunch of them and talk about reading like a writer and using influences to grow your writing voice.  

http://www.fictionschool.com/reading-like-writer-using-influences-grow-your-writing-fs013/
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