Tag Archive | plotting

Audiobook Review: How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

Audiobook Review: How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

I’m here this week with a different kind of audiobook review. This time, it’s for a craft book. While, I believe there are quite a few good writing craft books, if you’re going to listen to one, How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method is the one to choose. I think this for multiple […]

All the Craft Books

All the Craft Books

I mentioned in my last post that I’m working on a new manuscript. My first completed manuscript and its sequels were written totally by the pantser method with the only outline being a rough one in my head. Last year I decided to use Jeff Gerke’s Write Your Novel in a Month. It’s a basic […]

Plotting vs. Pantsing: Another Great Debate

Plotting vs. Pantsing: Another Great Debate

I saw this picture on Facebook and I had to laugh, because it totally describes how I work. When I first come up with a story idea, I often have only a very vague idea what’s about to happen. Sometimes as little as an opening scene that I think is cool. One of my novels, […]

The Thing Writing Untaught Me

The Thing Writing Untaught Me

Guest Blogger: Ashlee Willis My love of writing began with another love – that of reading. Reading made me feel as if things would turn out for the best, no matter what darkness I was going through. The world in that book, in my hands, stuck between those pages – that world couldn’t harm me, […]

Why Frozen Isn’t as Good as Everyone Thinks

Why Frozen Isn’t as Good as Everyone Thinks

Editor’s Note: Spoilers, sweetie Let me start by saying this isn’t a Frozen-bashing post. I actually enjoyed the movie, and my six-year-old daughter loves it, which is really the main goal of an animated film such as this. Also, there were a lot of things I really loved about the movie. I loved the music, […]

Doodle-A-Plot

Doodle-A-Plot

I’m a doodler. When I was in college I doodled on class hand-outs and notes, on scrap paper, textbooks–anything that happened to be handy. Anymore, it’s mostly sermon notes or bulletin inserts, scratch paper–again, anything available. I’m a kinesthetic learner, meaning I learn by doing. I actually have a hard time concentrating (on a lecture, […]

Plotting Murder

Plotting Murder

Don’t you love being a writer? One of those people who are allowed to discuss such crazy/taboo topics without having people alerting cops or loved ones keeping the nut house on ICE speed dial. Even writing mostly medieval-ish Fantasy I’ve gotten to research all sorts of weird stuff, including nuclear explosions, drug trade and illegal […]