Month: May 2017

Posted May 29, 2017 / 8 Comments

Vicious by V.E. Schwab | An Incredibly Satisfying Story

Vicious by V.E. Schwab | An Incredibly Satisfying Story

  I might be a little late on the V.E. Schwab bandwagon, but hey, at least I made it! For ages people have been book pushing Vicious to me, and I’d be like, meh, yes, I know, I’ll read it one day. But by chance, I found it in a bookstore last march and said, ‘Why not?’, […]

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Posted May 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Puzzle Framework Part 2: Arranging the Pieces

The Puzzle Framework Part 2: Arranging the Pieces

    This part of the framework is outlining in its purest sense. This is where it gets insteresting and we have to play with our story’s structure.   Why I now swear by story structure All I used to know about story structure was that there was an introduction, or exposition; then the conflict, […]

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Posted May 22, 2017 / 9 Comments

Not Sure if Diverse Blogger, But Damn Sure Diverse

Not Sure if Diverse Blogger, But Damn Sure Diverse

  So, the blogging community has already adopted the label ‘Diverse blogger’, and it’s something easy to remember and anyway, it’s already accepted as the phrase that describes a blogger who isn’t either white, or able-bodied, cis-gendered, or any of the other ‘default’ characteristics. But a lot of people are having a hard time identifying […]

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Posted May 10, 2017 / 2 Comments

The Puzzle Framework Part 1: Figuring Out What You Have

The Puzzle Framework Part 1: Figuring Out What You Have

  Not so long ago, I shared this part with you already. I put together a workbook that focused on developing the four pillars of a story: Character, Setting, Plot, and Theme. It was a means to keep all that information super organized and ready to pluck for when you needed it to advance in your […]

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Posted May 8, 2017 / 4 Comments

The Best Strategy for Outlining a Story

The Best Strategy for Outlining a Story

  In the last year, I’ve been super into ways of simplifying the outlining of my story. I developed a workbook to do it, and tried so many things, as some you may already know. But that was only part one of my master plan! Sure, knowing about your characters and settings and everything is […]

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