Author Archives: Caitlyn McFarland

About Caitlyn McFarland

Mom of three girls, writer of fantasy novels.

Multiple POVs: Balance, Pacing, and Voice

It’s time for my yearly post where I give people who attended my Storymakers class some resources! The following is pretty much the entire class I taught on how to write from multiple perspectives. Class description: Many stories require multiple … Continue reading

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How to Write a Synopsis

This post is for anyone signed up for Plot Chat at Storymakers 2019, but it might be useful for anyone looking to write a synopsis for querying/publishing. The purpose of a synopsis is to give a solid idea of what … Continue reading

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Sexual and Romantic Tension Class

You love romance, right? Come on. You love romance. And kissing. Kissing is the best! If you do love kissing and romance, you should know that the Utah RWA has asked me to teach a four-week online class about how to … Continue reading

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Some Shakespeare Sunday

A little bit of Shakespeare for all of my creative friends, who work so hard to capture the enormity of life in the small mirrors of page, stage, or other medium. Happy Easter! O for a Muse of fire, that … Continue reading

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Author Truths

I posted a medium-sized writing rant on Facebook and my friend asked me to post it here, so I did. I tweaked it. And I added gifs. Because that’s what I do. Enjoy! I get asked writing and publishing advice on … Continue reading

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Romance, Fun, and Princesses

So, I should be writing right now. Really. I need to write. But I was cruising Twitter, as one does when one is staggering beneath the weight of a quickly-closing deadline, and I saw a tweet that basically said this: “Heroes … Continue reading

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Speed Write Your Novel

Today I taught a class  called “Speed Write Your Novel” at LTUE, and a few people requested the slides. Here you go! Personal use only, please. Thank you to everyone who attended! This is the third class I’ve taught on writing and … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal! “The Hundredth Queen” by Emily R. King

Hey! It’s been a while. A long, long while. But one of my goals for 2017 is to get back in touch with the internet, and what better way to kick it off than with the cover reveal for a … Continue reading

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Judge the Judges: Sample PitchSlam Entry

Hey guys! I’m helping out with PitchSlam again this year. Seriously, reading the slush and discovering up-and-coming writers is one of my favorite things. You’ve gotten our feedback, and now it’s time for revenge. 😀 Kim has written a marvelous … Continue reading

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WriteType CP Match

**The WriteType CP Match is over and all of the entries have been removed. If you were part of the event and need information from a post or a comment, please feel free to send me an email. Thank you … Continue reading

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