Our story’s opening is important for gaining readers, but our story’s ending is what sells readers on our next book. What makes a story resolution great?Pin It
To discover the best drafting process for us, we might need to experiment.
Today, Marty C. Lee shares how she develops story beats into a chapter-by-chapter outline.
A reader asked how we’d place the 12 Stages on Intimacy on a beat sheet for the best pacing. Can we mesh the 12 Stages with romance beats in a story?Pin It
Get a free sneak peek at my new workshop on the Romance Beat Sheet at the Romance Writers Summit, an online event of writing craft advice.Pin It
Downloaded over 60,000 times, my Romance Beat sheet helps writers of all levels build romance stories. But how do we use this extremely popular tool?Pin It
The Romance Writers Summit gives writers—especially those who write romance—expert advice with the keys to write powerful fiction. All for free!Pin It
Is a scene’s sequel—the reaction to a scene’s events—part of the scene? Or are they ever independent (and if so, how do we make them stronger)?Pin It
Near the end of a story the protagonist often takes “a leap of faith.” How can we make our protagonist’s leap feel earned and strengthen our story’s theme?Pin It
Our characters don’t want to change, so they often start with passive internal goals. How we can make those passive goals work for us and our story?Pin It
The processes and techniques that worked on our last story might not work on our next one. So the more tools at our fingertips, the better our chances of finding something that will work.Pin It