On Conflict

Since I’m still elbow-deep in re-writes and crit buddy Misty Waters is holding my feet to the fire so that I can get this thing finished, I’m re-routing you guys to a fabulous post on CONFLICT. The post, via Kristen Lamb, pretty much sums up the difference between conflict and bad situations. I once blogged […]

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An Interview With The Plot Whisperer

If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you know I have a little writer love for Martha Alderson, aka The Plot Whisperer. Martha Alderson has worked with hundreds of writers in sold-out plot workshops, retreats, and plot consultations for more than fifteen years. Her clients include bestselling authors, New York editors, and Hollywood movie directors. She lives […]

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Getting To Know The Other You

I’ve been reading Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master by Martha Alderson aka The Plot Whisperer to prepare for next Wednesday’s book review and interview with the author. I won’t spoil that post but I will say that if you have not commented to win a copy of this book, you are doing […]

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The Plot Whisperer Review, Interview & Giveaway: Coming Soon!

I had the pleasure of receiving a copy of The Plot Whisperer’s new book: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master for review! On October 26th I will not only post a review of this fabulous writing tool, but also a question/answer session with Martha Alderson herself. On top of that, I’ll be giving […]

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The Plot Whisperer

If you don’t know the Plot Whisperer, I suggest you get to know her. Martha Alderson was the first online writing presence I came across when I started this journey. Thank God. Her blog, Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers, is a must follow and her resource page on Blockbuster Plots was the first wisdom […]

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The Eight Sequence Three Act Structure For Novel Writing

My Plot Board..Sorry For The Poor Quality Of This Pic 🙂 I’ve been studying Story Structure for a while now. As many of you know, I was a Proud Pantser when I started this journey but over time, I came to see the need for change. It may not be that way for everyone, since […]

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Today On The Writer’s Resource

Hi All!!! Over on The Writer’s Resource today you can find helpful links on The Elements of the Three Act Structure for Novel Writing. Each Act is brilliantly broken down by Alexandra Sokoloff. If you just want to better understand what ingredients you need for a novel writing recipe, then hop over and take a look. […]

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Oh…Ho – The Theme Devil

Figuring out the theme of my novel has been a torturous and inspirationally deflating process. I knew it had to be there. I wanted it so bad I could taste it. But for the life of me, I could NOT sit down and tell anyone what it was. I bought books of quotes and read […]

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Moving Forward

How I see my heroine, Katherine Shaw. PHOTO CREDIT I decided that since my children are back in school now and my routine is back to normal, I need to focus more on blogging about my writing journey since, well….that is what this blog is all about 🙂 The only problem is that I don’t […]

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