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May 2014
Developing Deftness in Description - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
Getting Past the Gatekeepers: Submitting to Literary Journals - Jocelyn Kerr
Is Multitasking Good for Writers? - Moira Allen
The Mythical, Magical Number 7 in Technical Writing - Geoff Hart
Sensible, Sensitive Sentences - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)

April 2014
A Story, B Story, Part One: Why Use Subplots? - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
A Story, B Story, Part Two: Challenges of Working with Multiple Plots - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
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March 2014
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Old School Tech for Today's Writers - Dawn Copeman
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Do You Hear Voices? - Victoria Grossack (Crafting Fabulous Fiction)
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The Rights and Wrongs of Blogging for Pay - Dawn Copeman
Too Busy Writing to Write - Moira Allen

January 2014
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