Category: Writing

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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Posted April 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

7 Very True Signs that You’re a Writer

7 Very True Signs that You’re a Writer

  1. You think of alternate movie endings Sometimes, movies can be downright unsatisfying, and that’s when we’re grateful for our weird little brains! We go from changing minor things in our minds to coming up with whole new storylines that might even be worth their own movie! Also, hello fanfiction! 2. You wonder about […]

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Posted April 10, 2017 / 4 Comments

How do you feel about taking long to finish your novel?

How do you feel about taking long to finish your novel?

  In normal circumstances, I’d say it sucks. And it does, but it’s more complex than that. I used to be really anxious over this, but my concerns boiled down to this: I keep getting older Yeah, it’s kind of silly, but it’s true. Since I started writing, I’ve set deadlines for myself. I used […]

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