Influencing Readers

Marie here. We often write blog posts here about things we do or don’t want to see in the media. We discuss topics that may or may not be controversial that we read, hear about, or see through various means like television, movies, radio, and books. There is a very good reason for this. AsContinue reading “Influencing Readers”

Our Services

Hello, fellow readers and writers. This post is just a friendly reminder that our company not only publishes fiction, but we also offer content and line editing services to self-publishing authors. I still see posts on different social media platforms from authors stating that they do not need such services, their books are just fineContinue reading “Our Services”

Body Language

Marie here. Recently I have been reading web comics obsessively. As in, being distracted from my own writing and reading of novels, obsessively. As a lover of art, I spend hours finding new stories on certain sites that catch my eye with their unique style. The art might draw me in, but the story isContinue reading “Body Language”

What Makes a Short Story?

Hello, readers and writers. Tis I, Marie, your friendly neighborhood beta reader/content editor. I wear many hats, but today I am stepping into my role as beta reader to give my fellow novice writers a few tips on writing short stories. As a reader of many genres for many decades, I can safely say thatContinue reading “What Makes a Short Story?”

Writing Believable Women in Fiction

Aurora here.     Many times, men approach me and insist, “I just don’t know how to write women.” I can’t help but wonder why. Surely they know some and associate with them on a relatively regular basis. Is there a certain way they think all women are supposed to behave? If so, that just confusesContinue reading “Writing Believable Women in Fiction”

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”

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”