How To Think Sideways has moved...

How to Think Sideways, How to Revise Your Novel, and How to Write a Series are BACK, they’re better, and they're now in easy-to-use classrooms with state-of-the-art forums. 

And if you ever owned any of my classes, you still own them. To reconnect with the classes you already own, and to get new ones...

First, see if the classes you own are already in your classroom. Try logging into your account here: 

Can’t log in, can’t find your classes when you do, or didn’t realize that folks who buy my classes through approved retailers ALSO get the worksheets, forums, and other goodies?

No problem! Follow the instructions in the “Need Extra Help Getting Your Classes? section. Rebecca and I have you covered.

Need Extra Help Getting Your Classes?

Whether you purchased them directly from my site or through Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, or the Apple store, if you bought classes from me, you can still use your classroom and forums, and receive any updates and extras.

Gather your receipts and create a ticket in the HELP DESK. 

Ask Rebecca to add you back into your classes on the new site, and help you with your account if you need it.

Hi. I’m Holly Lisle

I’ve been making a full-time living from writing since 1992. I’ve sold more than 30 novels to Time-Warner, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Baen, Tor and a lot more, and since 2007, while contiuing to write ficiton, have also been teaching other writers who want to make a living from this how to do that.

Holly Lisle

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Free Writing Articles, Quizzes, Open Workshops, and More

On my personal site, I answer everything from “Do I have what it takes to be a writer?” to “How — EXACTLY — do I fix my broken NaNo novel?” Got questions? Get answers.

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Weekly-ish Writing Tips and Details of Life as a Writer

When I’m not writing my own books, I like to talk about writing fiction. Always have. And if you’re interested, I’ll show you what I’ve figured out, and why this is THE best job ever.

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My Free 3-Week
Short Fiction Class

How to Write Flash Fiction that Doesn’t SUCK introduces you to my system for writing good stories you’ll love. Free, no strings. Prove to yourself that you CAN do this.

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Has Your Teacher Ever Lived Off His or Her Fiction Income?

If the answer to this question is No, your teacher cannot teach YOU how to do it. Writing fiction professionally was my sole source of income for over 17 years and doing this yourself is part of what I teach.

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Writing Classes that WORK, Built for Writers who Want To

My students publish. The classes that showed them how? From free and beginner-oriented to pro-level for people who want to be career novelists, you’ll find them here.

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Limited Live-Online Workshops, New Classes, and More

I occasionally offer small-group live online workshops, class walkthroughs, and other special classes. These fill up quickly. If you want to know when they’re available...

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