Plotting and Planning #IWSG

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, making it the day for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! I’ve been all over the security map this past week, going from high to low to elated to stressed. But since there are so many emotions in my mix, I’m focusing on just one topic–the one that has…

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Wow, October Already? #IWSG

I’m a little stunned that it’s October. I was aware of time passing and all, but dang! Month 10 out of 12 for this year, and I haven’t finished anything. I’ve accomplished a decent amount with book 2 of my big-book series, such as finally figuring out my character, her voice, and making significant edits…

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Guess Who’s Co-Hosting? #IWSG

After spending some time enjoying this group, I decided it might be time for me to do a bit of co-hosting. I took this seriously, of course, and even planned my post in advance instead of scrambling to write it the morning of. That leads to my insecurity – The Plan. Twenty years ago (good…

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IWSG: Pain in the Pants

Insecure Writer’s Support Group Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! I am a pantser, though I usually have some idea of…

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Failure

April ended yesterday, and with it, Camp NaNoWriMo. I had high aspirations for Camp, but it turns out it wasn’t meant to be. For a while, I had blamed the fact that I didn’t want to get up in the mornings. Then I slowly came to realize that it was not so much that I…

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The Beat Sheet

In my post about my second draft journey, I mentioned Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder. Well, I’ve decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo during April and have chosen to do something I’ve never done. Plan. Blake Snyder has a beat sheet that pretty much every big movie hit follows. He says a good screenplay…

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