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Keeping track of pesky characters: How to use a Character Tracker

HAVE YOU EVER been happily reading one of your favorite authors and mid-way through, one of the names of the secondary (but key) character’s name changed? I know. Secondary Characters, Villains and their minions–it’s a lot to keep up with. … Continue reading

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I hate *Change*–turns out I’m not alone *How Change can fix your fiction

TODAY WE’RE LOOKING at Save the Cat Beats 4 & 5—The importance of The Call to Adventure, Refusing the Call, and a new look at The Wake Up Call . . . More than 99% of the people I know … Continue reading

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Yeah, you can train a jackass. But why would you want to?

  ONCE UPON A time, in a different life (before I started really writing),  I worked at an exotic vet clinic (a doctor’s office for the care and mending of unusual animals), and one of the many manuals we received … Continue reading

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Today is now The Official Screw Rejection Day

I’M PROCLAIMING TODAY *Screw Rejection Day.* I got some disappointing news that I *took* as rejection, when in fact, after re-reading it, was not. It was a *We love it, can’t do it right now, but please try again later* … Continue reading

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Story Boarding: Save the Cat, Save your Story

TODAY, I’M REVAMPING, rearranging scenes and adding at least two Story Turns my Story Board, getting ready for my workshop on my modified Save the Cat: Screenwriting Tips & Tricks for Fiction. We are all born with an innate understanding … Continue reading

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Wringing out, drying off, and Redneckedness.

I’M WRINGING OUT AND  SHAKIN’ OFF the rain like a wet cow (if you think wet dogs smell bad, you’ve never met a wet bull), the internet’s back up and phone tower has been restored. If you’re just tuning in, I’m renting out … Continue reading

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How to write when you don’t have time to write

A SIMPLE TRUTH *for me, anyway* is the more time you have, the more you waste. Which drives me insane, because snippets of dialogue, surprise character motivation and great quotes keep me awake at night. The worst thing about writing … Continue reading

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