Story Outline, Structure and Line-edits

Story Outline, Structure and Line-edits

Ok, I’ve just finished my first revision of my story, and the ‘revision’ consisted of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and any obvious story inconsistencies. Does that equal line-edits? I haven’t changed any of the story, so maybe not. So with...
Using #Nanowrimo for fiction craft good

Using #Nanowrimo for fiction craft good

So I’m nearing the end of my nanowrimo 2015 experience and I’m going to finish this year! However, I’m still well aware of creating a crappy story. The rushed, 1667 words, approach definitely produces ‘suck’ every time. This is down to my...
Nanowrimo 2016: I’m writing again!

Nanowrimo 2016: I’m writing again!

Nanowrimo for the win one more time! Yes, I did very little planning and jumped into another 50k writing session in November in a bid to kick off the dust and FORCE myself to get a writing schedule happening. So far, I’m twenty-two thousand words in, and all is...
The Anatomy of Silence of the Lambs

The Anatomy of Silence of the Lambs

Shawn¬†Coyne is a story nerd. For this reason alone you should inspect the above graphic closely, scratch your head a bit, then wander over to his website, sign up, devour everything he’s sharing, and warm up your credit card ready to buy the Story Grid book....

1. Author’s Promise

Every morning I struggle to get up and write, however, now my characters have started to complain. So this is my promise to, Mason and Connor, that I’ll show up to tomorrow and crank out their story: ———- Me: Hey boys, I’ve gotta stop...