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Ingermanson is the author of “Writing Fiction for Dummies.” While I can’t fully agree that rookie writers qualify as dummies, I often feel dumb during the fiction-writing process. And I know this is true for my other writer friends because we’ve compared experiences.

“…but more frequently, I suffer afternoons where I question my ability to write even a shopping list.”

Learning, understanding and implementing all the components that make up a compelling page-turner is an arduous process. It’s a path that is as individual as the writer who has embarked upon it. I live for those cherished “aha” moments, but more frequently, I suffer afternoons where I question my ability to write even a shopping list.

Part of the quest is learning the nuts and bolts of fiction writing from those who have successfully blazed the trail. Two of my favorites are Larry Brooks are ( and Randy Ingermanson (snowflake method). I’ve written about both of these creative and generous writers on this blog before. The duo have joined forces in an informational and fun interview. Take time to read this interview with a superstar writing mentor.

Write on!

–Claire Yezbak Fadden


12 Worthy Writing Resolutions – and One Life Resolution – for the New Year

Welcome to the first year in the rest of your writing life. What kind of writer will you be this year?

You get to decide that one.

Parents, teachers, role models and a choir of the enlightened will continue to tell us something we need to hear very clearly: success, and what comes with it, is a choice we make.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, just buff it up. If it isn’t working out for you, take the hint and choose to do it differently.

Knowing the difference is critical. In this, and in any year. In writing, and in life.

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–Claire Yezbak Fadden

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The Page a Day Writers Group is a diverse collection of wonderful writers based in San Diego, CA. We've been meeting monthly since 2004. Our primary function is in-depth writing critique, marketing and brainstorming, but there's usually some wine, chocolate and ribaldry involved too. We write fantasy, humor, literary fiction, nonfiction, romance, thrillers and YA. Join us on our journeys to publication and the wonderland beyond!