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
I’ve partnered up with Writers Helping Writers to bring you a PRIZE-PACKED Advent Calendar for Writers—and you could win one of my workshops!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.
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
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
In our story, something makes our protagonist change and progress in their internal journey. But what’s that something? What triggers them to grow?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