The Write Focus
1 :: 13 Plot It / Think like a Pro

1 :: 13 Plot It / Think like a Pro

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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1 :: 12 Daily Writing / Think like a Pro

1 :: 12 Daily Writing / Think like a Pro

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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1 :: 11 Deadlines part 2 / Think like a Pro

1 :: 11 Deadlines part 2 / Think like a Pro

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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1 :: 10 Think like a Pro 1A: Deadlines

1 :: 10 Think like a Pro 1A: Deadlines

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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1:: 9 Think like a Pro Introduction

1:: 9 Think like a Pro Introduction

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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1 : 8 What’s In a Name /Characters & Titles / part 3

1 : 8 What’s In a Name /Characters & Titles / part 3

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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https://thewritefocus.blogspot.com/2020/11/whats-in-name-part-3.html

1 : 7 What’s In a Name / Pen Names, part 2

1 : 7 What’s In a Name / Pen Names, part 2

November 18, 2020

Creatives apply 3 guiding tips when choosing a pen name, for pen names control our author brand.

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https://thewritefocus.blogspot.com/2020/11/whats-in-name-part-2.html 

1 :: 6 What’s in a Name part 1

1 :: 6 What’s in a Name part 1

November 11, 2020

What's in a Name? Does it matter how you pick a name--for your writing business, your writing self, your characters, your books and your series? Well, duh. Yes, it matters. While a rose by any other word would smell as sweet, Tybalt cared that Romeo was a Montague at a Capulet party. Names DO Matter.

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https://thewritefocus.blogspot.com/2020/11/whats-in-name-part-1.html

 

1 :: 5 Edit, Proof, Publish

1 :: 5 Edit, Proof, Publish

November 4, 2020

The final 3 steps on the indie writing journey. Editing? Proofing? Publishing? And all the parts of those steps.

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1 :: 4 What’s Horrifying for Writers?

1 :: 4 What’s Horrifying for Writers?

October 27, 2020

5 Major Horrors Every Writer Will Face, from Writer's Block to Crash and Burn.

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