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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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Plot chart: Acts II, III, and IV

As you know if you’re one of the two or three people who read this blog, I’ve been overly obsessed with plot charting. During my recent residency at the Weymouth Center (another post on that soon, I promise), I got … Continue reading

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Plot chart, Act I

In my last post I wrote about plot charting. Well, I’ve now become a little (too) obsessed. I decided to create my own chart with a 36-by-48-inch trifold presentation board (about $5). Using electrical tape, I first divided my chart … 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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Revision sans coffee, a still life

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