Conflict: Week 3 of Re-visioning Your Story Violence is not Conflict. It is not action. It is not bickering, or worry, or dreams, or traveling. Unfortunately, many seasoned and novice writers mistake one or all of those things for conflict. Why is conflict so difficult for the writer? Because human beings naturally shy away from…… Continue reading Conflict: Twist the Knife Slowly
Part 8: Revisioning Your Story Wow. It’s been a long haul, but you’ve analyzed your story for seven long lessons, from Character Goals to Plot Twists to the End and the Beginning. Now it’s time for putting the pieces together. Finally, it’s time to fix it. What? You’re worried that you can’t fix it or…… Continue reading Putting the Pieces Together
Many writers spend a lot of time crafting the critically important beginning of a story. Did you know the ending is just as important?
Set the time and place in your story. It makes a big difference, like the difference between Sleeping Beauty’s castle and Windsor castle.
As the plot turns, so turns your story. Pantser or Planner, HOW you choose to write the story MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. Fine tune the plot in the second draft, the revision. The first draft is to get the story down on paper. It’s the revisioning that matters. This is where you take that diamond in…… Continue reading As the Plot Turns