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Final Two Days to Sign Up for Our NaNoWriMo Short Story Workshop

There are only two days left before NaNoWriMo begins, so if you were considering joining us this year, please sign up on this post as soon as possible. Divide and Conquer is a Foil and Phaser Workshop where a group of writers try

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Last Week to Sign Up for Our NaNoWriMo Short Story Workshop

While it’s tradition for many writers to procrastinate over deadlines, there are only six days left before NaNoWriMo begins, and we currently do not have enough people to make our short story workshop viable. If you were considering joining us

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Divide and Conquer Volume Two: A NaNoWriMo Alternative

Our collective NaNoWriMo project from last year was a resounding success (we’ve given away over 500 copies*), so we’re going to try to better our record of 38,000 words this year with Volume Two. For those who don’t know Divide and

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Describli is now in beta

The writer prompt and word gaming site Describli.com has entered its second round of beta testing and is currently accepting new members. We wrote about Describli in March and the site has continued work to put together a unique and interesting experience

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Writers Workshop #4 Sign-Up

Foil & Phaser will be starting a new critique workshop soon. The submissions will not be published, so this is the perfect opportunity to get feedback on a piece that has been giving you trouble, to tame your NaNoWriMo beast, or for new

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Happy Birthday Foil and Phaser

It was a year ago today that we officially launched. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this blog a success.  

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Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

A comprehensive list of body language and the emotions it conveys. Click the link for more. Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language (via Writers Write) If you have any helpful writers resources you’d like to share, you can add them to

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Sign Up for Beta Readers Club

WANTED: Beta Readers and Novel Writers Based on your response to our polls, we’ve decided to go ahead with a trial run of our Beta Readers Club. If you are a voracious reader with an interest in helping out new

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Foil and Phaser Wiki

As part of the ongoing effort to improve this blog,  we’ve decide to move the Writers Resources section to its own wiki. The new Foil and Phaser Wiki allows the links to be better organized and formatted. But more importantly, as a

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Beta Readers Club

We’ve had some great successes with our workshops, and now it’s time to think about expanding them to longer works. What we’re proposing is to start a club for writers and beta readers where novels and novellas would receive the

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