Author Archives: Caitlyn McFarland

About Caitlyn McFarland

Mom of three girls, writer of fantasy novels.

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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Steam and Simmer, Part Three: Sexual Tension

The recap: I taught a class at LDStorymakers 2016 called, “Steam and Simmer: Writing Sexual Tension without Crossing the Line.” People asked for notes from the class or for me to post my power point for download, but I thought it … Continue reading

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Steam and Simmer, Part Two: Romantic Tension

The recap: I taught a class at LDStorymakers 2016 called, “Steam and Simmer: Writing Sexual Tension without Crossing the Line.” People asked for notes from the class or for me to post my power point for download, but I thought it … Continue reading

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Steam and Simmer, Part One: The Line

Recap: Last Friday at LDStorymakers I taught a class called, “Steam and Simmer: Writing Sexual Tension without Crossing the Line.” The topic was so popular and the room so small that they asked me to teach it again on Saturday. … Continue reading

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It’s Been Awhile

Hey guys. A few new things have happened since, you know, December. Mostly I’ve just been hanging out, parenting, and writing. I did start this thing where I assign myself a specific room of my house to clean for each day of … Continue reading

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Confession!

I consider myself a fantasy writer. But secretly, all the wars, politics, power struggles, heartache, and death in my stories mostly exist so that my characters have adequate circumstances to overcome before they fall in love. And also learn things … Continue reading

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