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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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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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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