Author: H. Duke

H. Duke writes contemporary fantasy, horror, and more. She currently lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband, Giru, and a shiny black dog named Jupiter. Her weird west serial Jeremiah Jones Cowboy Sorcerer is being released in eight episodes (sort of like a TV show, but for your e-reader!). you can get the first four episodes here.

NaNoWriMo Boot Camp: 5 Story Starters

Click here to see all the posts in the NaNoWriMo Boot Camp series. The previous post in the NaNoWriMo Boot Camp series focused on knowing why you’re writing. Today’s post is about generating topics and story ideas. Guys, we’re going…

NaNoWriMo Boot Camp: Why Write?

Once again, NaNoWriMo fast approaches. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned veteran, I aim to help you get the best experience as possible with my NaNoWriMo Boot Camp. I myself won’t be participating this year; I will traveling to…

Style Sheets for Writers

Style sheets help you keep your writing consistent. This post for anyone who has ever re-read a first draft and thought, “Why did I spell t-shirt six different ways?” What is a Style Sheet? A style sheet is a document…

The Feminist Male Character Your Story Needs

Last weekend, I attended a writing panel at Phoenix Comicon entitled “Trope Talks: Kickass Female Characters.” During this panel, four authors talked about the proverbial “kickass woman” archetype, and whether or not there’s a difference between a kickass female character and…

Read to become a better writer

In our article Three Reasons Writers Should Read, we discussed how many writers – established and aspiring alike – aren’t reading, and why this prevents them from developing their writing skills and keeps them disconnected from their craft. There’s no escaping…

FREE proofreading services!

Attention Writersaurus readers! I have recently earned a certificate in copyediting and proofreading, and am working toward creating a portfolio so I can grow my own freelancing business. Not only will this put my natural language skills to good use, but will…

Public Speaking as a Writer

As a writer who not only speaks publicly about writing, but also organizes writing workshops and seminars as part of her day job, it always amazes me what sorts of things writers think others in their field want to hear about.…

How natural talent ruins writing careers

Natural talent ruins writing careers? I just read an article, and it really changed the way I think of my writing, and my overall productivity in general. The article in question is The Atlantic’s “Why Writer’s are the Worst Procrastinators“, which expounded…