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Must See: Thursday, March 3rd, 8 p.m. Twitter Performance of Lisa Leibow’s “45 for 45”

I spent the month of February 2017 as a merit-based grant recipient and resident of The Vermont Studio Center. What an amazing opportunity. Spending a month in a community of artists and writers is a magical experience. I highly recommend … Continue reading

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I’m Teaching a Spring 2017 Fiction Writer’s Workshop at the JCC of Northern Virginia

I’m back by popular demand at the JCC of Northern Virginia this Spring. Join me for a Fiction Writer’s Workshop Thursdays, March 16–May 4 (8 weeks) 10:30am–12:30pm Instructor: Lisa Leibow, JD, MA Participants will explore the writing process and elements … Continue reading

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The Hypocritical Pacifist

Over the years, I have tried to encourage my hubby to take up jogging with me, or yoga, or spin class. But he has no interest in that. Don’t get me wrong. He’s active. He coaches our sons’ basketball games, … Continue reading

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FIRST FRIDAY FODDER FOR FICTION WRITING EXERCISE – APRIL 2010

METHOD WRITING – INTERVIEW YOUR CHARACTER ABOUT HIS OR HER MOTIVATIONS Here are some fun, miscellaneous questions you can ask yourself about your new character, or if you’re really embracing the method-acting I so often compare my experiences in character … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIA GLASS!

This week on Fodder for Fiction, we’re celebrating the birthday of one of my favorite authors, and one I consider a mentor! Happy Birthday Julia Glass! I know Julia Glass would appreciate my focusing on an excerpt about birthday cake … Continue reading

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Anything You Do or Say May End Up in One of My Books

by F.M. Meredith The Rocky Bluff P.D. series has many such happenings. The very first in the series, Final Respects, is about the death of a police officer during a domestic dispute. Though the circumstances are much different in the … Continue reading

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BUY THIS NEW RELEASE, GET A FREE COPY OF DOUBLE OUT AND BACK PLUS A CHANCE TO WIN A KINDLE!

In honor of her new release from Red Rose Publishing, author LaConnie Taylor-Jones asked me to put myself in her leading lady’s (Dr. Laney Houston) place in IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN and respond to this question: You have just … Continue reading

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Be My Guest

Tuesdays and Thursdays are available to guest bloggers at Lisa Leibow’s Fodder for Fiction! If you are a published author and you would like to be a guest please contact Lisa [at] LLLeibow [dot] com.  

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Boredom Breeds Fodder for Fiction

by Bill Walker Writers nearly always find inspiration when and where they least expect it.  Whether it springs from a story on the news, an overheard conversation, or a daydream, inspiration can and will strike like the proverbial bolt from … Continue reading

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Monkeying Around

by Karen Cantwell Recently I sat across from an agent, pitching my first novel, Take the Monkeys and Run.  She listened, then quietly pondered without responding.  Finally, she asked me, “Is it really believable that a house would stay vacant … Continue reading

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