January 20, 2021
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We finish 6 plotting methods today with the 4-Act Structure, Kishotenketsu, and the Archetypal Story Structure. On the previous episode we discussed Freytag's Pyramid, Shakespeare's 5-Act Structure, and Complex Plot.
Information is taken from M.A. Lee's Think like a Pro. This is the 4th part (D) of chapter 3, "One Guiding Decision: Plot It."
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January 13, 2021
Of all the plots that writers write (!), their structural methods are only 6 in number. This episode we have the pros and cons of 3 Plot Methods.
In the next episode, we'll cover the other methods.
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January 6, 2021
It's a reboot of the 7 types of plot, with the simple key to developing your story and additional example stories. We also propose an exercise for the 7 plot types that will build story-crafting skills.
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January 1, 2021
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Jack and Filly were originally characters in M.A. Lee's Christmas with Death. This little mystery picks them up years later and throws them in the middle of blackmail.
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December 30, 2020
We have ONE GUIDING DECISION for our writing, and that's related to Plot. However, the preliminary Plot Decision is to determine which of the 7 types of plot we're writing. Everything else comes from that ... even if we're writing avant garde literary fiction. The decision we makes builds the foundation. Pt. 1 of ch.3 of Think like a Pro.
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December 23, 2020
On to ch2 of Think like a Pro and onto the importance of increments and consistence, in the power of daily writing: Nulla Dies Sine Linea.
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December 16, 2020
3 Sets of 7 for writing the novel success ... and setting your deadlines.
7 Important Characters
7 Necessary Scenes for Plot
7 Work Steps for any Writing Project
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December 9, 2020
How do we cope with writing deadlines? First, we admit that every job has deadlines. Everyone faces a deadline, even though it may not be called a deadline: trial start, season start, gallery showing, and more. We have 3 Tricks to Setting a Deadline along with the 10 Top Factors when starting any writing project.
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December 2, 2020
Converting from hobby writer to pro writer requires a changed mindset--which can be hard to achieve. Often, what we want does not become what we do until a crossroad appears on the horizon.
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November 25, 2020
How do we find names for our characters? What techniques can we use to discover the best titles for our books and our series?
We're running a little long this time as we try to crowd everything in to part 3 of the Naming series.
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