Category Archives: developing plot

Thrill Ride: Nine Questions for Jump-Starting a Novel

Here another useful tool I use when I’m dancing around, trying to find my plot. I find that once I’m able to answer the following 9 questions, the story has pretty well coalesced and I’m ready to start outlining and/or … Continue reading

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Hatching GLAMOUR

I guess it sorta snuck up on me, but I ‘finished’ the initial draft of GLAMOUR this week.  I don’t like to call it a first draft yet, because as the story evolved and changed in the later chapters, I … Continue reading

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Well, it worked.  I went back to my old writing prompt; basically a blank sheet of paper with three sentences written at the top: Good morning, Pandora.  What do you love to read? What would you like to write about? … Continue reading

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