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Writing Tip: Character Outlines

You’ll find plenty of advice out there about outlining, the benefits of plotting vs. pantsing, etc. I truly believe there’s no “right” way to write — different things work for different people, and different methods may work better for different projects. 636 more words



“So there is something you need to know about Kari. From about October to January, she goes a little crazy.”

“What do you mean?”

“Well, it all starts with NaNoWriMo…” 417 more words


Getting Started with DiscoveryDV


Today, we begin a series of tutorials focused on learning to effectively use the DiscoveryDV software.  This series will start at a very basic level, but will quickly move to more advanced topics.  2,182 more words


What's the color of the sky? Or how to visually select your favorite color in R.

Sometimes I find myself wondering about what color fits this specific plot best. Happened to me today. I wanted a blue color that contrasts well with black, but that isn’t overly bright on a large screen. 343 more words


Generate Nerve-Shredding Story Tension---Power of the Secret-Keeper

It’s tempting for us to create “perfect” protagonists and “pure evil” antagonists, but that’s the stuff of cartoons, not great fiction. Every strength has an array of corresponding weaknesses, and when we understand these soft spots, generating conflict becomes easier. 1,364 more words


Festival of Writing 2014 Scene Eight: Hold Back the Monster

Jeremy Sheldon showed us how horror can influence any kind of fiction writing. Horror has potential and expectation that keeps the watcher/reader guessing and keeps building and releasing tension as the story unfolds. 199 more words


That's me in the corner...

I have a problem. No matter how many times I try to rewrite this section of the current project I keep painting myself into a corner. 315 more words