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Posts published by “Lori Alden Holuta”

Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables, teas and herbs, when she’s not playing games with a cat named Chives. Find her book reviews, recipes, and other surprises at

A Writer’s Toolbox

Recently I ran a workshop called “Fussy Novels and How to Fix Them” (click link for the workshop’s complete chatlog transcript) in Second Life (as Ceejay Writer, my avatar’s name), at Fantasy Faire’s Literary Festival. At that workshop, I offered a small toolbox, which was stuffed with notecards filled with resources. I’m going to open the toolbox and lay out all the notecards here for anyone and everyone to use.

Please note that these are not meant to be comprehensive ‘everything on the internet’ resources. There are heaps more out there. These happen to be the resources I’ve personally found the most helpful. These are my go-to’s!

Fussy Novels and How to Fix Them

“Fussy Novels and How to Finish Them”
April 28, 2022 3-4pm SLT
Second Life – Fantasy Faire’s Literary Festival (to benefit Relay for Life)
Ceejay Writer hosts a workshop for writers with novels in progress who need help getting to the finish line. We’ll brainstorm to find you the tools, motivation, and inspiration you need to get ‘er done. Writers at any stage of the novel-writing process are welcome. Every attendee will leave with a Writer’s Toolbox, packed with resources! Discussion is in local chat, not voice. Join this event in the Hall of the Golden Stag on Mythspire Ridge.

Event chatlog transcript follows:

Letterlocked and Loaded

Mass-produced envelopes weren’t invented until the 1830s, meaning that most 17th-century letter writers folded their correspondence in such a way that it became its own envelope.

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