Category Archives: Writing

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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New Year’s resolution: No Sarlacc pits

This was going to be one of those super-positive, energetic, hopeful New Year’s resolutions posts. I was going to review what I accomplished last year (or what I didn’t accomplish), then set out some ambitious, inspiring goals for 2017. Right … Continue reading

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Pitch Wars report

So I did Pitch Wars for the first time ever. No, none of the mentors picked me. Not only that, I didn’t even get a request for a full MS. Or a partial. Heck, not even a synopsis. So it … Continue reading

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#PimpMyBio for Pitch Wars

What is this? I’m participating in a writing contest called Pitch Wars this year. Learn more about Pitch Wars. Or read another post. Or if this is all too traumatizing, watch a happy otter video. The idea of the #PimpMyBio … Continue reading

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Action report: #PitMad

Last week I participated in my first #PitMad. For the uninitiated, #PitMad (Pitch Madness) is a Twitter pitch party started by Brenda Drake in which writers of all genres pitch their finished manuscripts in 140 characters or less. The next … Continue reading

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