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3: Changing the Emphasis of the Plot Reinventing your book. First, think about what isn't working. I found that if you can define what needs to be changed, you're halfway to changing it. Let's go over the major categories, and share with us if you have other thoughts. Say the book is fine, but it's a romance with a mystery subplot, and the publisher loves your voice and your characters, but wants it to be a mystery with a romantic subplot, for example. edittorrent edittorrent
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Workshop By Lazette Gifford © 2007, Lazette Gifford Sometimes one of the hardest parts of writing is getting essential information into the story without resorting to 'As you know, Bob' references (where one character tells another something the other character already knows) or creating info dumps of data (text-book like explanations of something from your story). Working essential information into a story is an art form all its own -- and being able to tell what is, and what isn't needed, takes practice. Often, the problem arises when an author becomes too involved in the background research on a subject related to his current novel, and in the joy of learning something interesting, forgets that the reader hasn't picked up a fiction book about a man and woman trapped in a cabin in the Rockies with the intention of learning the minute details of how a snow storm forms. Workshop
Ateliers d'écriture / Creative workshops

The Fantasy Novelist's Exam
Free Plot Outline Course LESSON DESCRIPTION: 5 steps and 7 lessons to creating a professional plot outline. Course includes downloadable, printable worksheets. “Even If You Have NO Story Idea, NO Characters, and NO Experience, You Can Finish A Complete Working Plot Outline In Just 7 Lessons!” Free Plot Outline Course
Un taller de escritura es esencialmente un espacio de encuentro entre escritores. Para quienes no se consideran escritores, conviene decir que un escritor nunca es un escritor, sino un proyecto de escritor. Cuando el escritor ha aprendido tanto que ya no se equivoca ni fracasa, cuando se ha convertido en un profesional que utiliza ciertas herramientas para lograr ciertos fines, comienza a ser previsible y es fácil que como lectores perdamos interés. Centro de Escritura Centro de Escritura
Writer's Digest University - Online Workshops & Writing Courses Writer's Digest University - Online Workshops & Writing Courses Blogging 101: How to Start a Blog A key to success for any writer is having an online presence. Blogging is one way to share your expertise and—at the same time—build an author platform. Don’t know how to start a blog?
Whether it’s to warm-up, jumpstart, or let their imaginations wander, many of our authors/friends use a writing exercise. Being interested in what works for them, The Divining Wand asked: What have been some of the best writing exercises you’ve used in your writing process? The following replies lead off with Tawna Fenske, a 2011 Class Member of The Debutante Ball: Best Writing Exercises, Part I | The Divining Wand Best Writing Exercises, Part I | The Divining Wand
Home > Resources for Trainers > MMTK > Writing for the Web Developed by: Marion Walton, University of Cape Town for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Unit overview: A general introduction to writing content for the World Wide Web. Duration: Half day. Target audience: General; community media practitioners. Resources for Trainers: MMTK: Writing for the Web Resources for Trainers: MMTK: Writing for the Web
Atelier du Verbe - un atelier d'écriture pas comme les autres Atelier du Verbe - un atelier d'écriture pas comme les autres Découvrir l'écriture ou renouer avec elle. Oser. Se laisser aller. Trouver en soi la piste de sa propre écriture. Les propositions d'exercices se font selon les difficultés et les désirs de chacun. Pendant l'année, chacun travaille sur le recueil qu'il se propose d'aboutir.
Novel Outlining 101 Concept: To create a weblog post that presents a simple method of outlining a novel. Plan: Demonstrate the method by using it to outline the post, then use the outline to write the post itself. Prologue: Outlining DemoPart One: Introduction to Novel Outlining, Definitions, PurposePart Two: Examples of Outlined Scenes, Chapters and PartsPart Three: Common problems, Suggested Resolutions, FinaleEpilogue: Links to other posts and articles on novel outlining at PBW and elsewhere I.

Novel Outlining 101

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Comment écrire un livre ? Cerner le sujet : Cela paraît peut-être évident, mais ne pas savoir sur quoi on va se lancer serait catastrophique. Il faut donc cerner l'époque, le personnage principal, les personnages secondaires ... Comment cerner le sujet et être sûr de ne pas s'arrêter en plein milieu de l'écriture : Pour l'époque, il faut chercher celle qui nous plaît le plus. Passé,présent ou futur.
I just finished reading my Co-Queen's excellent post on paragraphs with dialogue, and she has inspired me to riff on this topic. I agree with what she said except for one small detail. You see, I'm more wary of dialogue that comes at the end of a paragraph. One of the most fundamental rules for paragraphing dialogue is this: Begin a new paragraph every time the speaker changes. Like me, you may have learned that rule in your fifth grade English class. edittorrent
Writers' Workshop - editorial consultancy, creative writing work
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