Jun04

Plot who creates it? It’s not the author.

According to Dictionary.com the definition of a plot is: The plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story. Or according to wikipedia: Plot is a narrative (and, traditionally, literary) term defined as the events that make up a story,... 

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Mar05

How do I write interesting characters?

Two years ago I thought I knew how to write interesting characters. Two years later I found out that I didn’t have a clue. Today I think I’ve found the answer to the age old question: How do I write interesting characters? It took two published books, critical reviews,... 

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Oct16

Writing the Re-write: Re-read

Now that we’ve got our calendar, let’s continue with the next phase of the re-write pre-production process. Re-reading your work.   If you’re an author who only has one book under his or her belt, this step won’t apply to you. But then again, if you’re an author already... 

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Oct09

Writing the Re-write: Timeline

Okay, welcome to the first official blog entry of Behind the Scenes: Re-writing Silver. If you’re interested in the behind the scenes of writing a book, this blog is for you. For this entry, I want to discuss the prep work needed before putting even a single letter on... 

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Oct07

Writing the Re-write: Brainstorming

So the process has started on the book 1 re-write. I’m not posting the new blog yet, but I am going to share with you one of the struggles I’m already having out of the gate. In the 1st edition of the book, it starts with Cindy running through... 

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