Yesterday didn’t quite go in the direction I wanted it to after I’d written the previous post. I struggled with trying to move my WIP forward and then I thought I got a little stir crazy, but I think it was my subconscious telling me to get out of the house and away from the distractions. 591 more words
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Chapter eleven of Gerke’s book, The Irresistible Novel, is a little different than the previous ten. Up to this point each chapter has focused on a principle of writing (like POV, setting, characters, etc.) but chapter eleven is centered more on the discipline of writing. 652 more words
Outlining and I don’t get along.
Teachers in high school are so pro-outlining that you expect they all belong to some secret outlining cult where they sacrifice stressed high school students and their stressfully written papers to the Higher God of Outlining. 932 more words
Ah, the dreaded outline–aka plot synopsis. An invaluable aid in organizing a story before commencing the actual manuscript, and a requirement in marketing any manuscript to potential agents or publishers … yet how many inexperienced writers panic or hit dead ends in creating one? 765 more words