Whether you’re participating in NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) or working on your Golden Heart entry, here’s a potful of links to plotting resources. Good luck! ~Jillian
Chuck Wendig (Language may offend some readers.)
Jami Gold takes plotting and story structure ideas of gurus (Blake Snyder, Larry Brooks, and Michael Hauge) and creates her own spreadsheets and checklist for romance writers.
Lauren Layne Scenes
Recommended Instructors for Future Workshops:
Laurie Schnebly Campbell Plotting Via Motivation
Jodi Henley plotting transformation arc
The Golden Heart series Nov. 2013-Mar. 2014 Click here to follow my blog via email.
How do you plot your novels? What’s your best advice on plotting?
Last week Laura Bradford and other literary agents exchanged tweets about authors who write fast. According to my interpretation of the tweets, expeditious authors have the potential to earn more money and take advantage of trends as long as they don’t rush through edits. Quality matters.
Prepping for NaNo or the Golden Heart contest? Here are links to five techniques for increasing your word count.
1. From Ann Aguirre
Writer Unboxed » Changing Your Process
3. FromTwitter #1k1hr
4. From Farnoosh
How to Write 5000 Words a Day | Writing Habit
Have you tried any of these techniques? What helps you write fast(er)?
The painting above depicts the birthday of the artist’s young daughter, Alice. Like other well-to-do families in the last half of the Victorian era, Frith and his relatives celebrated the occasion with a meal, music, games, and presents. However, British royalty hosted more elaborate festivities for their children.
According to 19th century newspapers Princess Louise, the eldest daughter of the Prince of Wales and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, celebrated her fifteenth birthday at a party with one hundred guests. The entertainments included costumed singers, a magician, minstrel troupes, and tricks by a lady riding a tricycle. The children play old-fashioned games such as Hunt the Ring, Fox and Hounds, Post, and Hunt the Slipper. After a rambunctious game of musical chairs, each of the children dipped their hands in two large bran pies to retrieve a present.
At the seventeenth birthay party of Princess Louise’s sister, Victoria, an elephant entertained the guests. Little Jumbo performed his Oxford Music Hall act in which he walked on champagne bottles, rang for dinner, balanced on a globe, navigated a tightrope, played musical instruments, and tipped his hat in farewell.