Camp is Underway

April is here, and I’ve put aside my editing and started writing again. It feels good. Much of my preexisting writing—little scenes which I’ve scribbled down over the years—won’t work anymore due to plot changes and must be rewritten from scratch. A couple can be salvaged, such as Nicholas’s acceptance of when he first became…

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Preparing for April

I have my chronological outline for Isto. Now, I’ve organized my playlist. It has a few new songs on it and a couple of songs have been dropped. Isto Playlist on Pinterest Here is the order they were intended to be played in (which isn’t the order they appear on the board): Dashboard – Modest…

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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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Thanmir War Prologue

The quiet rustle of dry parchment was a familiar sound as hungry hands shuffled through stacks of scrolls and books on a perpetual quest for information. Worn leather bindings surrendered their soothing musk to dusty layers of oxygen and oil left by tracing fingers and frequent review. Faded ink clung to aged fibers in eager…

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