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Monster Structure Worksheet v1.1

Major updates to the Monster Structure Worksheet! Scroll down to download full PDF What is the MSW? It's a combination of novel structure theories into one chart to help you visualize what-all is supposed to happen and when. I've been reading K.M. Wei ...

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#RWchat prompt: How did you become a writer?

This past Sunday's question is an interesting one. We're often asked why we write, but rarely how we got to this point. So here's an overview of my steps along the way. I identify my earliest desires to write with the discovery of Tamora Pierce's IN THE ...

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Rewatching the Wizard of Oz

It seems like almost every book on writing craft makes at least one reference to The Wizard of Oz (the film, not the books), and it's often a prominent example. I finally picked up Debra Dixon's GOAL, MOTIVATION, CONFLICT, and she suggested a rewatch. Thi ...

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What I Read, Part 1: Blogs

There's been a bunch of talk in my spheres lately about what folks are reading to learn about their craft. I found a bunch of new things to explore, and I figure I should share. This week I'll post about the blogs I follow, and later I'll go into the book ...

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New posts in your inbox, the magic is real

Hopefully you're reading this post in your inbox. If you are, that means I got my auto-emailer settings to work! Hooray! You're subscribed to get an email every time I update. (If you change your mind you can always unsubscribe at the bottom of this email ...