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GAM Live in Chicago

This last weekend was one that I’m afraid I’m still fan-girling over. Those who are following the blog’s Facebook page have seen a couple pictures as to the reason, but to those who aren’t let me tell you why I’ve been a grinning, giggly mess of girly hyperactivity. 510 more words


Writing Tip: Begin with the Inciting Incident

The Inciting Incident is the event or decision that begins a story’s problem.

Creative Writing

#24: John Carter — Setting Up the Climax

JOHN CARTER may have been perceived as a failure, but we demonstrate how excellent Andrew Stanton’s work it truly is. We discuss the brave decision to delay the Inciting Incident, the superb climax of the story and Luke’s man crush on Taylor Kitsch. 35 more words


The Magic of Three: 3-Act Structure in the Novel by Barbara Kyle

Friend, fellow author and writing coach Barbara Kyle has just released a book called Page Turner: Your Guide to Writing a Novel that Publishers Want and Readers Buy. 1,473 more words

Writing Process

Tell Her About It

As teenagers, Michael and John had whooped and hollered on the same street, dragged their heels to the same school, dreamed of sunshine reflected on the water in the same class and, that one fateful time, shared the same bed. 239 more words


Holy Holidays, Carl!

As we’re coming up on the holiday season, I figure this is a prime time to unleash a rant I’ve have bottled up for some time. 764 more words


Why Now? -Special Guest: Crystal Cherie

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Crystal Cherie

Crystal is a fellow author and friend.  I find that whenever I have a serious question concerning book writing and my ideas on something, she is one of the few people I think of and sometimes discuss with the ideas to get some feedback.  539 more words