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The Second Draft: The Initial Edits

For some reason, I have been completely unmotivated in revising my project. It’s not that I don’t want to get it ready for someone else to read it—I absolutely do. But whether it’s laziness, impatience, fear, intimidation, or simply not … Continue reading

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Drafting Mentalities

For the last week, all I’ve been doing is drafting—which is absolutely incredible. It also means all I have to blog about is drafting, so I apologize for the repetition. I’ll try to think of some alternative topics soon. But … Continue reading

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Plot Types: Immersive vs. Daily Life

Distinguishing between plot types and story structures is often an incredibly subjective exercise, both because the analyst’s personal opinions can sway the designations and because stories are individual and eccentric creatures that don’t always fall into neat categories. That being … Continue reading

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Developing Ideas: Pacing and Structure in Plot

If you have your villain’s plan and your hero’s reasons for being involved in stopping that villain (assuming this is the kind of story you’re working on), then you might have all you need to start plotting—or even start writing. … Continue reading

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