Category: Writing

Posted November 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

¿Cómo Empiezo mi Novela? – El Momento Característico

¿Cómo Empiezo mi Novela? – El Momento Característico

  ¿Quién no se ha preguntado cómo empezar su novela? El inicio, como dicen, es ciertamente la parte más díficil. Sabemos como los lectores deciden en un instante si el libro merece su atención o no. De hecho, muchas personas ni siquiera llegan a abrir el libro. Lo deciden basados en la portada solamente. Pero, […]

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Posted October 2, 2017 / 3 Comments

Why Your Words Matter (Writing Workshop Recap)

Why Your Words Matter (Writing Workshop Recap)

  Last weekend I was a wreck of nerves. I’m a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and I had organized an event for… prospective Wrimos. I was going to talk to them about the writing challenge and why it’d be great if the joined, and also, was going to give them a few pointers about how to […]

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Posted July 31, 2017 / 6 Comments

My novel has a title!

My novel has a title!

  It’s weird but it’s very hard for me to talk about my writing on my blog. I don’t know why. It seems like it comes more naturally to other people, but I really have to do a conscious effort to remind myself that I should post something from time to time. Not because I […]

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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 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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