Can we learn from big shared-world universes like Star Wars how to builcohesive epic-sized story worlds (without planning everything in advance)?Pin It
The advice “write to market” often causes a strong reaction. What does it mean? Can we benefit from writing to market without selling out?Pin It
Much of writing is subjective, so it can be hard to know how to treat writing advice. Is it a hard-and-fast rule, a guideline, or a personal preference?Pin It
How can we get to know our characters well enough that they take on a life of their own? Is it a good sign if we hear their voice?Pin It
To get from our opening pages to the rest of our story, can an Inciting Incident story beat help us? How is that beat different from the First Plot Point?Pin It
Endless obstacles can make it hard to see the path to reach our goals. What can we do when faced with a murky path to our goal?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
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 drafting process that works for one might not work for another. However, NaNoWriMo can be a great time to experiment and see what writing process works for us.Pin It
This time of year, writers try to get their story idea into shape before the first of November. Here’s some help to get your planning off on the right foot with NaNoWriMo.Pin It