The Dreaded Sex Scene

So…I have a good example of internal conflict for you today. Something funny happened this weekend. My father, as some of you know, was a Baptist preacher for 25 years of my life. An old days Baptist preacher, mind you. I spent much of my childhood with my butt glued to a pew or visiting […]

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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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WIP Update & The Grammar Wench

I had another descriptive word for the wench that is Grammar, but I decided it might not be best to scream from the rooftops my distaste for The Rules of the English Language. So, I chose wench instead…Somehow that sounds so much nicer than the expletive I picked out 🙂 Still bad…but better. Trust me. […]

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Scene & Sequel

Hey Everyone!! The topic over on The Writer’s Resource today is Scene & Sequel. Understanding the structure of scene and sequel writing is crucial, so if you have any questions or just want to brush up on the components of each, hop over and take a look. Happy Writing!!XOXO,Charissa

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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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