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Out of the Maze

Conventional wisdom states that a book must open with a passage from the most current time period of a story, but that’s not my comfort level. 675 more words

Sharon Pratt

The Plot's Afoot!: Key Reminders in Plot Writing

Of all writing’s maladies, a bad plot is the most difficult to cure.

There is no rule book to remedy faulty motives. There is no surefire way to teach plot creation. 706 more words


Editing: Going In Deeper

Having taken professional advice recently, I’m at the “drawing out” self-editing stage on one of my novels.

So what does this mean?

The novel itself works and has merits, but could do with improvement in certain areas: 102 more words


Writing with Expression

Want to give life to your writing?

In an earlier post I discussed Tropes and their technical writing terms. After reading Kristen Lamb’s post on story structure… 293 more words


The past 10 days or so

The past ten days or so have been a nightmare, with regards to writing.

Remember my post from a few weeks back when I said I had to delete a plot arc that stretched for 25 or so chapters? 724 more words


Is This Sexist? The Bechdel and Mako Mori Tests Are Here to Help

The other day I was reading an agent’s blog and came across two types of tests she prefers that novels pass before queries are submitted to her. 510 more words