If you're a writer, even a beginner writer, you've heard of the writing process. Brainstorm, Research, Outline, Draft, Revise, Edit. But, have you heard of the other writing processes? How about the one that goes Draft, Research, Revise, Edit? What about the one that goes Outline, Research, Draft, Edit, Revise? All writers write differently. There … Continue reading The Writing Processes
Choosing to write a series is an important decision. Usually, series are born from stories that are too big for one book. However, a series can also be built from extensive planning of individual stories for each book. Either way, a series usually follows a character through different stages of their life and various adventures. … Continue reading Writing a Series
Most screenplays are built upon a three act structure, but this method can also be used to outline a novel. The three acts are the set up, the confrontation, and the resolution. The set up includes the exposition, the inciting incident, and the first major plot point. The confrontation includes the rising action, the midpoint … Continue reading The Three Act Structure
Don't stop writing to do research. Getting all of your research out of the way before you start your writing session is essential to the flow of your book. Once you start writing, you don't want to break up your concentration with doing something as tedious as researching a fact. You could get lost in … Continue reading Research First
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If you've ever tried to write, you know the pressure of a blank page and the perfect sentence. Having an outline and planning ahead helps to alleviate some of that pressure. Creating an outline helps you plan on what you want the reader to get away from your writing and what all you want to … Continue reading Outlining and Planning