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Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Simple Plotting for Smart Writers

In the excellent movie The Last Days of Disco, Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny play book editors at a New York publishing house. In one scene, they read over a formula for a best-seller, which has something to do with creating a really appealing character, putting him or her through hell, and having the person triumph […]

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Saturday Writing: Who Are You People, Anyway?

Two weeks ago, in preparation for National Novel Writing Month, we attempted to write a very short synopsis of our story idea. However, some of us get ideas for characters before we know what’s going to happen to them. And that’s a great place to start! So let’s get to know the people in your story.

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Saturday Writing: Simple Plotting for Smart Writers!

In the excellent movie The Last Days of Disco, Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny play book editors at a New York publishing house. In one scene, they read over a formula for a best-seller, which has something to do with creating a really appealing character, putting him or her through hell, and having the person triumph […]

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Saturday Writing: Quick, What’s Your NaNo Story About?

Guys, I’m super excited about NaNo this year. My book Sole Possession started out as a NaNo project! I had to throw big chunks of my first draft away, though, because I didn’t plan enough up front. In this writing challenge and the ones in the next two weeks, I am going to try to save us all […]

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Writing Toolbox

Outlines have always been my personal bane. I never know what to do with them. For today, I want to talk about outlines and my frustrations with them and the benefits they bring.

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Writing

Sunday Writing: Quick, What’s Your NaNo Story About?

Guys, I’m super excited about NaNo this year. My book Sole Possession started out as a NaNo project! I had to throw big chunks of my first draft away, though, because I didn’t plan enough up front. In this writing challenge and the ones in the next two weeks, I am going to try to save […]

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Writing

Lenten Novel-a-Thon: The Plot Thickens

Hello, dear Persephoneers! And so wraps up Week 3 of the Lenten Novel-a-Thon, and we now enter Week 4. How has everyone done so far? Remember, Easter Sunday is April 8, so while it has turned into crunch time for me, there is a little less than a month left to get that novel written.