The Monster Structure Worksheet

Bronwen On Writing, Writing Tools Leave a Comment

Today I’m going to introduce a little beastie I call The Monster Structure Worksheet. That led me to create my own. A¬†full explanation of what I did and why can be found on the worksheet’s new home, a page specially made for it. Over time I’ll update it, and you can always get the latest version there. And because I …

The 100 Page Slump

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Whaddaya know? 14 chapters and approximately 100 pages in, I hit a slump. There’s this theory that says that about 100 pages into a novel, most people hit a wall. It’s around the 20-25k mark. Coincidentally, this is typically in the second week of NaNoWriMo, when things start to get Hard. A lot of people quit around this point. They …

Lilith’s Brood by Octavia Butler

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Last month I heard that Octavia Butler’s XENOGENESIS TRILOGY, aka LILITH’S BROOD, is in development as a TV series. At the time I had yet to read anything by her, and I figured this was a great opportunity to start. So I bought the first book and got stuck in. Ms. Butler’s books are quite different from what’s popular right …