Category Archives: plotting

Celebrate the Small Stuff

I finished up the first draft of my new WIP last week.  It took me almost exactly 4 months from start to finish, although there was a total of three weeks during that time where I got no writing done … Continue reading

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Beat It

I’m not a screenwriter, but Blake Snyder’s book on screenwriting, Save the Cat has made a big impression on me.  I’ve just started fleshing out the key concept for my next manuscript, and I really like his idea of coming up with a … Continue reading

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Plotting FATE

In my last post, I talked about using a story board to plot your outline.  I set up the FATE story I’d written using this method, and found the results to be useful.  I’ll show you how to read it, … Continue reading

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Plotting Along – Thank You, Theresa Meyers!

I spent the day in a local Romance Writer’s workshop yesterday with Theresa Meyers ( ).  All but a couple of us were writers of the romance genre or sub-genres, but most of what she had to teach us transcended … Continue reading

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Have You Scene My Template? Part II

Hey, you’re right!  It’s time to talk about Part II Scene Templates.  In January, I wrote about how I have compiled a list of reminders as I work through my first draft.  I’m getting close to finishing the Destiny pre-draft … Continue reading

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