I’m just going to come out and say it… #NaNoWriMo

I’m not great at NaNoWriMo. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve competed three times and won twice. Last year, I used NaNoWriMo to write the second book in The Truth Duet and I managed to write 84k+ words. I won! So “winning” NaNo isn’t the problem, but writing a publishable book is where I struggle. I’m [...]

11 Days & 11 Ways to Plot Your Novel: John Truby’s 22-Step Structure #NaNoWriMoPrep #amwriting

John Truby is a screenwriter, director, and screenwriting teacher. Over the last three decades, he has consulted on over 1,000 film scripts and is also known for creating Blockbuster, a screenwriting software program. Truby argued that most screenwriting teachers emphasize the inner transformation of the characters, but not the effect their actions have on others. [...]

11 Days & 11 Ways to Plot Your Novel: The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogel. #NaNoWriMoPrep #amwriting

Based on Joesph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” Vogler’s “The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers is a popular screenwriting textbook. Vogler focuses on the theory that most stories can be boiled down to a series of narrative structures and character archetypes based on mythological allegory. An allegory is a story, poem, or [...]