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Writing craft and heroes

As I continue revising my WIP, I’ve been reading a lot of books on plot and craft. Some focus on the story logic of Hollywood movies, like Save the Cat by Blake Snyder or Screenwriting Tricks for Authors by Alexandra … Continue reading

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Plots and cats

As I’m finishing the first revision of my work in progress, I’ve stumbled upon the concept of plot charting — which I wish I had stumbled upon before I started writing this novel in the first place. Plot charting isn’t … Continue reading

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Tune in to word frequency

One of the fun things I’ve done with my recently completed draft is to plug it into word frequency counters. These are free online tools that give you a list of your most common words. After you skip past the … Continue reading

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Artist retreat resource

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an organization for folks offering artist and writer retreats of all kinds. You can use their residency directory to search for residencies by location and various other criteria. The house here is at Wildacres … Continue reading

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