Originally posted 2016-10-20 17:00:59. Word Webs There are several different types of webs you can create that will help you connect your plot pieces together, and allow you to see other possible connections as well. Let’s look a few different styles. The Wheel The Web – notice how the pieces inter connect and join well…

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Originally posted 2016-10-19 17:00:06. It’s all in the details. Seriously, the more you can describe in a short sequence, the better. Not that everyone doesn’t enjoy hearing about battlements, and the type of poison you are dipping arrows in and so forth, but I’m talking about setting the scene to start with. I’ll give you…

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Originally posted 2016-10-11 20:00:42. Know your audience This might seem like a given right from the start, but there are a few specific areas that need to be addressed in order to ensure that your audience is the one you set out to write for, knowing that others can and likely will be reading it…

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Originally posted 2016-10-04 20:00:58. Depth of Character: Character Focus (protagonist/antagonist) NOTE: YOU DO NOT have to have a “hero/villain” in your story. This is only if you decide you want to have them. And yes, I’m adding a new creation of Antivillain because it’s important that people are able to have characters who are complex….

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Originally posted 2016-10-02 12:00:03. Plotting Plots Today’s focus is going to be starting to develop an actual story that gels together. Working off the principal that you’re no a ‘pantser’ but are a ‘planner’, we’re going to need to suss out some finer details. We’re gonna KISS it all up as much as possible, but…

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Originally posted 2016-09-27 12:00:38. Pantser or Planner: Which is better for you? Are you the type of writer who can get any old idea and bang out 1000 words or more with no worries at all, or are you the type who needs to ruminate on ideas for a fortnight and hope that when you…

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Originally posted 2016-09-25 12:00:50. Today’s focus is going to be “The Basic Five”. This is a technique many writers (myself included) use when we’re starting a raw project from scratch. For the sake of continuity, let’s go visit the KISS method again. I’ll try to keep these as light as possible, so you can get…

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Originally posted 2016-09-22 20:00:02. So you want to write a novel, do you? How about in under a month? That’s right, 50,000 words, in 30 days or less. It can be done. I did it last year. Thousands did it in fact. Let’s look at some of the basics on this crazy buzz that’s picking…

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The Gallery Dear Admissions Committee Members: I wish to write you about someone who has applied to become one of your newest recruits, to protect and serve the Milky Way Galaxy with honour, graciousness, and a level of selflessness that you will NOT see anywhere else, I guarantee. I will be sharing a piece out…

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She watched the acorn fall slowly down the tree from one of the topmost branches of the giant old oak. The withered old tree barely ever produced many leaves, but was always able to create a multitude of fun lit hatted nuts as her MoSi had always called after them. Buri-Jaan would be calling her…

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