If you’re a casual writer with no plans of publishing or attempting to make a career out of your passion, writer’s block may be an occasional inconvenience for you, but you don’t fear it as much as the aspiring professional might. If publishing is your dream? If your fans are clamoring for that next book, and you’re staring at a blank screen? What then?
Can pantsers find a way to gain the benefits of outlining while still keeping the writing process open? #amwriting #writingtips… Read more Is There a Simple, Fast Way to Plot… for Pantsers?
Steam Powered Dreams has asked me to be a contributor to their writing-related blog. They’re a fantastic small publisher focusing… Read more Contributing Writer for Steam Powered Dreams
Pinch Points are usually included by sheer instinct, but once you know more about them they become a useful tool.… Read more Pain-Free Pinch Points
Writing tools abound, but not all are equal
My friend Lee at Daring posted about outlining. He starts with characters, like I do. #writingtips He’s also got some… Read more How a Friend Outlines
Many aspiring authors understand the need to develop the main character’s background (BG) without really understanding how or why. Sure,… Read more 3 Steps to Detailed Character Development
http://Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland My rating: 5 of 5 stars An outstanding primer… Read more Book Review: Outlining Your Novel by KM Weiland
Now that we have our synopsis, blurb, and summary, as well as a list of characters and their traits and… Read more Outlining a Novel VI
Welcome to Part V of my little series on how I outline novels. I don’t claim this is the only… Read more Outlining a Novel V