WHISPERS UNDER THE HILL

A BLOG FOR READERS AND WRITERS

The Basics, Basically

Marie here. How many times have you read a book that spent so much time on flowery prose or psychological musings that the plot was lost? I have read a few myself. It’s like those people, you know the ones, who spend so much time trying to impress you with their extensive vocabulary but aren’tContinue reading “The Basics, Basically”

Music and Writing

Marie here. I touched on this topic in a previous post about writing rituals, but I wanted to explore it a bit more today. Music has been a monumental influence on me my entire life. Like most people I know, I can identify a decade in my life by the music I was listening toContinue reading “Music and Writing”

Sale on Editing Services

At Hollow Hills, we offer a few services for self-publishing authors. We do line editing, content editing, website development, formatting, and occasionally, book covers. Starting this week, we will have a sale on our content editing services. Content editing is similar to beta reading, but much more in depth. We give very specific notes throughoutContinue reading “Sale on Editing Services”

Artistic Self-Loathing aka Hollow Hills and the Cursed Anthology

Aurora here.     I don’t know if it’s the time of year, or perhaps it’s because I’ve spent a great deal of time discussing in-progress anthology submissions with other authors, but I’ve spoken with quite a few who are not so thrilled with their work. This also includes one visual artist.      Off topic: NowContinue reading “Artistic Self-Loathing aka Hollow Hills and the Cursed Anthology”

What’s My Age Again?

Marie here. Today I want to talk about developing characters of different ages. Yes, I named this post after a Blink 182 song. Don’t hate. I often read adult fiction that may feature a child or teenager. Well, yeah, adult books can’t only have adults as characters; that would be ridiculous. The problem is, authorsContinue reading “What’s My Age Again?”

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