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The Blood-Red Pencil · 4d ago

Trick or Treat

There have been several excellent posts here this month about costumes and dressing our characters, so I thought I would take a bit of a divergent path with my post today. Have you ever stop...
The Blood-Red Pencil · 6d ago

Period Dress — A reflection of the times

Have you ever noticed how social attitudes, public decorum, accepted behavior, and fashion seem to go hand in hand? Consider, for example, the early Victorian era. Both men and women of clas...
The Blood-Red Pencil · 1W ago

What Are You Wearing?

Image by Rockandbacon, via FlickrLook at yourself right now. What are you wearing? Clothes of some sort, right? If the answer is ‘no’ well, that’s a post for a different time.However, let us assume that there is clothing of some type draped about you...
The Blood-Red Pencil · 1W ago

The Blank Mind Cure

Image by Mark Turnauckas, via FlickrWhat do you do when your mind goes blank? Don’t tell m...
The Blood-Red Pencil · 2W ago

Walking the Talk: Bringing a Character to Life through Costume

I once read a free Kindle book that purported to be a novel about a woman who is kidnapped...
The Blood-Red Pencil · 2W ago

Dressing Your Characters

October and Halloween are the season where anyone, young or old, can play dress up. We love selecting our favorite characters, time periods, monsters, or fantasy heroes. From wigs and rags t...
The Blood-Red Pencil · 3W ago

Inside the Editor's Den: Being a Lifelong Learner

Here's a truth for you:Writing is a lifelong-learning endeavor.As writers, we should always strive to strengthen our writing, and we can do that byWell, writingReading - books in the genre(s) you write in, books outside those genres, books on the cra...
The Blood-Red Pencil · 3W ago

Inside the Editor's Den: Strengths & Weaknesses

*Breaking News*No one is perfect.And that includes editors.So, in part seven of our September series Inside the Editor’s Den, we had to ask BRP editors the following question:What are your s...
The Blood-Red Pencil · 1M ago

Inside the Editor's Den: Coming to the Page

Today in part six of our September series Inside the Editor’s Den, we ask our BRP editors the following question:How do you edit?⟽⟾Elle Carter NealWebsite | FB | TwElle Cart
The Blood-Red Pencil · 1M ago

Inside the Editor's Den: Services Offered

Welcome to part five of our September series Inside the Editor’s Den. In the first two weeks, we talked to our BRP editors about their reasons for becoming editors, their training and expertise, their favorite genres to edit, and their editorial styl...