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"Save the Cat" Series Part 2: Using a Beat Sheet to Rewrite "No Rest for the Wicked"

I started this series based on using Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat back in August when I thought I’d trucking right along  in the “Mistress of None” series to the sequel of… 2,583 more words


Rangers "ready" to sell at deadline: Zuccarello, McDonagh on the list

Well, people(NYR) fans, we knew this day was coming, a day not many ever thought was going to come, but a day the realistic fans saw in hindsight. 513 more words


Story Engineering

I had no idea what I was missing before I picked up this book. I have an MFA, I’ve been a writer for a long time–but somehow no one managed to phrase things quite like this before. 237 more words

Book Review

Concept Vs. Premise, My Takeaway from a Workshop by Story Coach Larry Brooks

“Voice is like air: the best air is crisp and clean.”—Story coach, Larry Brooks

we Never Stop Learning

Books on the craft of writing line my desk like dominos. 639 more words


Plotting, Pantsing and the Genius of B.S.

Plotter or Pantser? This is a question that comes up among writers from time to time. Especially writers undertaking the novel. The mother of all projects. 898 more words

Foxy Writer Chick Talks Writer's Craft

Story Basics: Start with the Scene

So Arjuna and Krishna you know they’re hanging out on the battlefield

Arjuna is like tired of war, he’s trying to get out of this battle… 733 more words