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Tag Archives: plotting
Brainstorming: Tips For Getting More Out Of “What if…”
By Sharla Rae Some writers brainstorm on their own, some do it with another writer or a group of writers. My personal favorite is ‘what-ifing’ with my critique group. Along the way I learned a few things. I think the … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, This week at Crit Group Tagged Brainstorming, Critique Groups, editing, plotting, Sharla Rae, writing 27 Comments
Plot Fixer # 9 Plots That Rely On Coincidence and Contrivance
Writers In The Storm welcomes back double RITA finalist, Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo with her Plot Fixer blog series. Don’t miss Kara’s writing tips the first Friday of every month. Here are the links for Parts 1-8: Part 1 … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Kara Lennox Tagged fixing plot problems, Kara Lennox, Plot fixer, plot problems, plotting 30 Comments
The Plot Fixer #8 – Is Your Plot Too Predictible?
Writers In The Storm welcomes back double RITA finalist, Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo. Don’t miss Kara’s writing tips the first Friday of every month. Here are the links for Parts 1-7: Part 1 – Your Premise Isn’t Compelling Part … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Kara Lennox, Miscellaneous Tagged editing, Kara Lennox, Plot fixer, plotting, Writers in the Storm, writing 20 Comments
By Laura Drake I belong to the Women’s Fiction chapter of RWA. We just completed a month-long Write-a-Thin (you’d have had to have been there,) and it was wonderful, on many levels (not for me, on the ‘Thin’ part, but … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Inspiration, Miscellaneous Tagged editing, Laura Drake, pantster, plotter, plotting, Process, Process Envy, RWA-WF, Writers in the Storm, writing, writing process 48 Comments
Your Plot Moves Too Slowly ~ 5 Tips To Help Improve Your Story’s Pacing
Writers In The Storm welcomes back Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo for some more plot-fixing magic. Look for Kara’s writing tips the first Friday of every month. This is the sixth in an ongoing series of Plot Fixer blogs by double RITA finalist Kara … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Kara Lennox Tagged Kara Lennox, pacing, plotting, Story, Writers in the Storm, writing 25 Comments
What’s the Worst that Can Happen? Your Character’s Biggest Fear
By Laura Drake I read a lot about craft. Books, blogs, articles, websites. I’m always looking to improve my craft. I know you are too, or you wouldn’t be reading this. WITS is all about craft. One of my … Continue reading
Plot Fixer – Part 2: How To Fix A Weak Opening
Writers In The Storm welcomes back Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo for some more plot-fixing magic. Kara is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than sixty novels of romance and romantic suspense for Harlequin and Random House. OMG, excuse the interruption, … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Kara Lennox Tagged books, hook your reader, Kara Lennox, plot problems, plotting, Writers in the Storm, writing 45 Comments
The Plot Thickens
Mystery Maven, Linda O. Johnston is back! We’ve gotten lots of mysterious questions lately, particularly about writing “process,” and Linda O has some answers about plot. The Plot Thickens by Linda O. Johnston My guest blog posts here on Writers … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft Tagged Linda O. Johnston, plotter or pantser, plotting, plotting a mystery, Writers in the Storm, writing, Writing Craft 5 Comments
Plot vs. Character – Which Side are You On?
Before I jump into today’s post, I just want to remind you to stop back on Friday for our next Fabulous Friday guest blogger, multi-published author, Louisa Bacio! Part 1 of a series This part brought to you by Laura Drake. Check … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, This week at Crit Group Tagged Blake Snyder, character, Donald Maas, Fae Rowen, Glen Strathy, Laura Drake, Linda George, novel writing, plot vs character, plotting, Randy Ingermanson, Save the Cat!, T.N. Tobias, Writer Unboxed, Writers in the Storm, writing, Writing Craft 37 Comments
Plotting Method: The Blind Men and the Elephant
By Laura Drake Have you ever heard this Indian Parable? Six blind men try to determine what an elephant looks like by feeling different parts of its body. The one at the tail says an elephant is like a … Continue reading