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How to Manage Scenes in a Novel---Structure Part 8

As a fiction author, you will often feel like an acrobat spinning plates while standing on your head and juggling fiery chainsaws. There are so many components to keep track of, lest you end up down the Bunny Trail of No Return. 1,870 more words

Kristen Lamb

Self-Publishing 101: Your Author Platform

In the coming weeks, I’ll be posting excerpts from my upcoming book, tentatively titled Self-Publishing Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Be Your Own Publisher. 1,073 more words

Building Your Author Platform

Choosing a Genre---Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story Part 7

Understanding structure helps us write cleaner and faster. Whether we plan every detail ahead of time or just intuitively have the architecture in our head, structure makes the difference between a workable first draft and a nightmare beyond salvage. 2,735 more words

Kristen Lamb

Conquering Self-Doubt - One Simple Step

Unchecked, self-doubt can look like this.

Photo courtesy of Shan Jenia Burton – WANA Commons

They say the first time you do anything is always the hardest. 1,124 more words

Conquering Fear

Unleashing The Muse on June 16th


This June 16th, from 10am to 6pm, Tyward Books of Albertville, Alabama, in conjunction with PDMI Publishing, LLC, will host “Unleashing The Muse”, our spectacular multi-author book signing event. 387 more words

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Is Your Story PRIMAL?---Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story Part 6

Okay, so if you have read all the blogs in this series, you should understand what makes a scene vs. a sequel, understand the… 2,578 more words

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Your Novel in ONE Sentence---Anatomy of Story Part 5

I used to try to teach from the perspective of an editor, but I found that my thinking was flawed. Why? Because editors are like building inspectors. 1,517 more words

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Jean M. Cogdell reblogged this on jean's writing and commented:

Kristen Lamb keeps serving up great lessons on plotting along today it's nailing down a good logline. I agree, one of my favorite go to books is Save the Cat by Blake Snyder. Now the question for me is... which logline do I use? I've written several for same story. Sigh... I love comments, tell me what's happening with you and if you’re not already, please follow @jeancogdell on Twitter or jean.cogdell on Facebook!