Category Archives: character

Turning Points

As I mentioned earlier, I attended a Robert McKee ‘Story’ seminar this month.  Although his focus was geared toward screen writers, many of his ideas work for the novelist as well.  Fundamentally, McKee insists that every story is a series of choices … Continue reading

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Openings: Into the Mythic

I’ve finished outlining my fourth and latest novel, and am now ready to start writing my first draft. It’s been almost a year and a half since I wrote the first draft of the opening for GLAMOUR.  I’ve learned a … Continue reading

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What’s Your Superpower? What’s Your Kryptonite?

I’m back from a week-long Novel Re-Writing Workshop taught by David Farland.  I was one of eight students in the class, and we spent at least two hours a day critiquing each other’s work.  We’d each submitted the first 20 pages … Continue reading

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