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Narrowing Your Topic

It appears that I might have skipped a topic in the original list I published not too long ago. Or did I? I actually wanted to add this after introducing the logline so that it could be seen that it isn’t all that easy. If it was, then […]

Ideas

Welcome back to the next edition on my series Let’s Write A Novel. In my previous posts, I introduced myself and what I intended to talk about in the series. Basically, I want to go through what I do when I start writing a book. I must warn […]

Never Give Up!

I have been busy doing everything yet nothing at all. I’ve been working on my WIP for several months now and have even finished the first draft of it, that is until I went to revise it. You know what happened? I found that my structure was a […]

Scenes Aren’t What You Think

So then what is a scene? A written scene is the basic building block of a novel or short story. The scene actually has three parts and is vital to making it work. You have the protagonist struggling to get through to his immediate goal, but there is something in the way. It progresses until the struggle is over and there is a disaster. Often, there is actually a change in scenery, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

The Power Of Rethinking

Your opus awaits.  Everything you have said and wanted to say is written in that ever-so-imperfect first draft.  You are undaunted.  You are meticulous, or so you thought.  You planned out everything, or maybe you didn’t but just decided to write it out and hash it out later, […]