Hello all, and Happy Mother's Day! Today's post in courtesy on my friend Tanner, about his thoughts on pantsing a novel. Enjoy! First, I want to thank Claerie for having me on the blog. She is an amazing writer and I always look forward to reading her posts. It was especially interesting to see how… Continue reading Writing Styles: Part 2
This is a two-part blog series extending on previous posts I've done about outlining. This one is going to focus on my outlining process for my current WIP, The Trinketeer, and then my friend Tanner is going to post about how he writes his novels. Most of my regular readers probably know that I am… Continue reading Writing Styles Part 1
Last week we talked about why I think chapters are important to a longer work. While any and all of those reasons are valid, knowing that you should have chapters is an entirely different animal than actually writing them. Today I'm going to give you my top tips for creating engaging and meaningful chapters. Decide… Continue reading Chapters: How Do I Write One?
There are many components to writing a book, but few as daunting for over-writers like me as figuring out how in the world to divide your book up into chapters- either once it’s written, or during the drafting process. This post and next week’s are inspired by author Kim Chance’s recent video. "But, Claerie,” you’re… Continue reading Chapters: Why Are They Important?
Here is the final part of my tutorial on outlining with the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure. If you're new to this series, check out Part 1 and Part 2 as well as Katytastic’s YouTube video, and Brittany Tenpenny’s blog posts, which both inspired this series. In explaining the final nine parts of this strategy,… Continue reading How to Outline: Using the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure: Part 3
Happy Monday, everyone, and welcome back to my tutorial on outlining using the 3 Act, 9 Block structure. If you're not familiar with this form of outlining, make sure to check out Part 1 of this series as well as Katytastic’s YouTube video, and Brittany Tenpenny’s blog posts, which were my go-to sources when I… Continue reading How to Outline: Using the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure: Part 2
Last week, I discussed one of the two methods I used to outline my current work in progress debut, and I plan to continue that trend in this three part miniseries on the 3 Act, 9 Block Outlining Structure. Once again, this method is not of my own creation and this post will be heavily… Continue reading How to Outline: Using the 3 Act, 9 Block Structure: Part 1
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I had recently completed the comprehensive outline for my work in progress. For me, it was relatively easy once I got started, but finding the perfect method to work with proved quite difficult. So, in hopes that I can make the outlining process easier for other writers who,… Continue reading Outline Using “The Hero’s Journey”