Why is it important for characters to be active or proactive rather than reactive or passive? How can we fix a passive protagonist?Pin It
We often learn how to develop our story’s plot separate from character arcs, but our story’s threads work in tandem. Here’s a way to ensure they intertwine.Pin It
If you’ve ever thought about writing a series but weren’t sure how to “evolve” the series from book to book, Kassandra Lamb is here to share her insights.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
Let’s say this only once: Repetition and redundancy in our writing is a problem, but we can learn how to avoid the issue.Pin It
A character’s backstory reveals what they thought they could never do, which gives us ideas for our plot and making them face their fears.Pin It
There’s no wrong way to get to “The End” when drafting our book. That includes how some think about chapters as they write and some think about scenes.Pin It
A character’s backstory can be mined to add more emotion to our stories, such as by layering how their backstory’s defining moment affected them.Pin It