This Preptober Prompt Schedule will slide nicely into your traveler’s journal and help you prepare for your best. NaNo. ever. I’ve tried to keep the prompts as general as possible, so that they work for pantsers, plotters, and plantsers alike. However, in case you don’t like my prompts, I’ve included a blank template too. P.S.… Read More
Plot development is best approached holistically, and if you’re struggling with it, I would recommend trying a plot formula to structure your story. However, these scene ideas can certainly jumpstart a flagging plotline, especially if you’re a pantser. Also, don’t miss this How to Plot a Novel video workshop! What develops plot? ACTION & REACTION… Read More
If you’re a new writer, a plot structure or plot formula is your shortcut to writing a great story. A plotting method can… Help you get an overview of your story. Help you figure out where to begin and end your story. Help you decide what happens next. Help you keep on track, know where… Read More
The knowledge that writing fast doesn’t mean writing bad, was one of the most important lessons I learned from NaNoWriMo. In fact, many famous novels and novellas were written in just a few weeks: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, Matthew Lewis’s The Monk, H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines, as well as many other works… Read More
As promised, here is the 2nd and final part of my exploration of The Fool’s Journey and how the archetypal and mythical elements, and the universal imagery of the Major Arcana of the Tarot can be helpful for writers in developing character, world and story. Please read Part 1 first. If you feel the need to take notes, might I… Read More
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