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Outlining: From a Pantser's POV

As I’ve talked about before, I’m more of a pantser than a plotter, but I’m trying my hand at outlining this NaNoWriMo. I’ve found more than a few different ways that writer’s outline, including the 3 act structure, Blake Snyder’s “Save the Cat” version, Larry Brook’s version of outlining/plotting from “Story Engineering,” and quite a few other’s. 611 more words


Housekeeping ...

I’ve updated the ‘Your Writing’ page with some writing advice books I’m currently reading as well as information on the timeline software I’m now using. 111 more words

Diary Activity

Coming up ...

I haven’t been writing for the last couple of days: real life has been butting in. I’ve been reading some more writing advice books though, so I should have a review of, at least, one of them sometime in the next week. 32 more words

Dwight V. Swain

Why write for children?

We need to be clear about our motives. A children’s writer has a special responsibility. Only a limited number of books can be read in childhood—yours may be the first. 47 more words

LittWorld Online

If you knew me better, you'd be impressed I put pants on today.

I’ve been reading Story Engineering by Larry Brooks because I’ve never gotten to take a creative writing course and I thought this might teach me what I missed.   163 more words

Becoming Me

Getting Your Story Write

“Tell me a story…”  Every kid has uttered those four words.  As teens and adults we have devoured countless books in hopes of being whisked away, to forget about the world whining in our ears. 827 more words


Working Harder Up Front Can Mean Less Rewriting Later

Are you the kind of person who makes lists?  You know, grocery lists, “to do” lists, household chores lists, Christmas lists.

I hate making lists. I prefer to keep it all in my head. 651 more words