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Research Tips for Contemporary Fiction by Deborah Vogts

When most people think of doing book research, they immediately think of historical research. Those who write historicals have my deepest admiration. But contemporary authors have to do research for their stories as well. That’s what I’d like to share … Continue reading

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Fodder for Fiction Birthday Bash: John Irving

by Lisa Lipkind Leibow, Author of Smart Women’s Fiction I can barely form words to express my excitement over celebrating the birthday of one of my favorite authors of all times. John Irving is the king of quirky characters. I … Continue reading

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This month, so far, I have read Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, You Are Not A Stranger Here by Adam Haslet, Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, and Portrait Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I’m in the middle of The Omnivore’s … Continue reading

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"How’s the Weather?" Precipitation and Chit Chat as Fodder for Fiction

One might think it cliché. Cliché or not, the weather sets the tone, mood, and can foreshadow what is to come. Even children know this. The other night while watching a movie with my family, I commented that the setting … Continue reading

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I’m turning over a new leaf! In 2010, instead of posting whenever I feel a whim, my readers should be prepared for a fantastic new line-up of programming at Fodder for Fiction! Look for new features, great guests, monthly writing … Continue reading

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This is the second year in a row I’m attending the Muse Online Writer’s Conference. This year is special because I’m attending as a published author. Today is the second day of the weeklong conference and I’m already filled with … Continue reading

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National Book Festival 2009

I had a fantastic time at the National Book Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2009. I volunteered this year and was assigned to the Fiction and Fantasy Tent — the perfect place for me! I got to meet John Grisham, Jodi … Continue reading

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