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Story Structure 104: The Juicy Details - Channel 101 Wiki By Dan Harmon Okay, here's that part where the self appointed guru tells you exactly what needs to happen and when. I hope I've made it clear to you before I do that that the REAL structure of any good story is simply circular - a descent into the unknown and eventual return - and that any specific descriptions of that process are specific to you and your story. Here is my detailed description of the steps on the circle. I'm going to get really specific, and I'm not going to bother saying, "there are some exceptions to this" over and over.

Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles - Creative Writing Help Enter your e-mail to get the e-book for FREE. We'll also keep you informed about interesting website news. "I have searched the web and used different worksheets, but none have come close to your worksheets and descriptions of (what to do and what not to do). Both courses I have taken have with Creative Writing Now have been amazing. Top 3 Submission Errors and How Authors Can Fix ’em by Ann Leslie Tuttle* *Today we are re-sharing a post by Senior Editor Ann Leslie Tuttle with Harlequin Books that was originally published by RU founding member Tracey Devlyn in October 2009. This long-time editor discusses what she believes are the top three submission errors writers make and how they can fix ‘em. Although it’s been some time since this first appeared, the information still applies.

Revision Workshop: Day Fifteen: Clean Up the Description and Stage Direction By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Welcome to Day Fifteen of Fiction University’s Month-Long At-Home Revision Workshop. As we enter this stage, we should feel pretty good about our plot and characters, and understand what and why they’re doing all those exciting and interesting things in our novels. We’ve been focusing on the what and the why for a while now, so it’s time to give a little attention to the where. Now that we have the setting, world, and information about that world cleaned up, it’s time to move on to the general descriptions in the novel and see how they compare. Today, let’s make sure our descriptions and stage directions are serving the story and not getting in its way.

template Finishing Your Novel “A writer is someone who finishes.” -- Thomas Farber This section is for you if: You’ve started a novel but are having trouble finishing it, or You want to start a novel but aren’t sure you’ll be able to finish it. 30 Different Ways To Tie A Tie That Every Man Should Know  The following blog is an excerpt from a feature originally published on ShirtsMyWay. Here is a list of many different ways to tie a tie, for every and any occasion, many of which you probably never knew existed. We've gathered 30 of the best tie knots ever created by mankind to give you just the edge you need to look your best at all times.

Character Chart for Fiction Writers - EpiGuide.com If you're a fiction writer -- whether you're working on a novel, short story, screenplay, television series, play, web series, webserial, or blog-based fiction -- your characters should come alive for your reader or audience. The highly detailed chart below will help writers develop fictional characters who are believable, captivating, and unique. Print this page to complete the form for each main character you create. IMPORTANT: Note that all fields are optional and should be used simply as a guide; character charts should inspire you to think about your character in new ways, rather than constrain your writing. Creating Promotional Copy That Works: Tag Lines By Marcy Kennedy, @MarcyKennedy Part of the Indie Author Series As is the case with many elements of being an indie author, the complete control we have over writing our promotional material is a double-edged sword. We’re not saddled with promotional copy written by someone who might have read only our synopsis, if that. We’re also on our own, without experienced copy writers to make sure we’re creating the best possible selling descriptions for our books. Today I’m kicking off a new series looking at those uncomfortable promotional materials we need to create ourselves—from the back cover copy to swag—starting with taglines.

Revision Workshop: Day Fourteen: Eliminate Unnecessary Infodumps By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Welcome to Day Fourteen of Fiction University’s Month-Long At-Home Revision Workshop. As we enter this stage, we should feel pretty good about our plot and characters, and understand what and why they’re doing all those exciting and interesting things in our novels. We’ve been focusing on the what and the why for a while now, so it’s time to give a little attention to the where. Now that we’ve deepened our world, it’s a good idea to weed out any areas were we’ve gone too far. Building a story world takes a lot of effort, and usually a lot of research.

WRITER'S TOOLBOX: 35 Best Tools for Writing Online Whether you’re new to the world of authorship or a veteran trying to make the most of Web services and applications, there are a number of online tools for writers of all types. From blogging platforms to networking hotbeds, and job boards to real-world gatherings, and more, the supply of utilities is comprehensive, to say the least. But finding them all can be hard-going, so we’ve taken the liberty to make the discovery process easier by arranging our top finds here for your perusal. Here are 35 of the best social media tools for writers. 10 Questions to Ask When You Create a Fictional Culture The way I build worlds is by collecting cool stuff from the history, myth and people around me. I blend these details with my own imagination, and create my own cultures. Culture is a vital part to realistic worldbuilding. Normally there are a few particular cultures that interest me at a given time.

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