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Tips, Epiphanies and Thoughts on Writing a Novel ~ NaNoWriMo

Okay, it’s NaNoWrimo and my arms, neck and head hurt from marathon writing sessions. I have to catch up because I lost a week due to a family death. 1,027 more words

Chapter 4's on my webpage!

I put K.M. Weiland’s blog link in my last post.  She explained the differences between a book’s Hook, its Inciting Incident, and its First Plot Point.   81 more words

Inciting Incident

Novel beginnings #books #RSsos

Don’t you love opening to the first page of a novel and getting sucked right in like it’s a vacuum instead of a paperback?

These men who kill their wives…they didn’t have a clue how to do it right, how to get away with it. 835 more words


Starting your novel - Your protagonist needs a problem

by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

I recently had a moment of enlightenment regarding this whole writing a book thing. The start of a story occurs at the start.  514 more words

My Writing Journey

The Inciting Incident

I’m running a storycraft meeting on inciting incidents tonight, Squiders, and since y’all liked my pacing info sheet so much, I thought I’d share my info sheet for inciting incidents as well. 808 more words


Screenwriting: Break All the Rules!

You’ve heard them all before. Even in my blog. The rules that say certain things should happen within the first 10 pages of your script, your protagonist must be a likeable character, you must follow the three-act structure. 576 more words

The Entertainment Industry

Breakeven pt. III

The first breakup that I wrote about in Breakeven pt II was very difficult for me. A sliver of it stayed with me up to… 542 more words