11 Days & 11 Ways to Plot Your Novel: Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet #NaNoWriMoPrep #amwriting

Blake Snyder’s Save The Cat saved this writer’s life. I hate to be hyperbolic but I sincerely feel that way. Blake Snyder’s Save The Cat was my first introduction to plot formulas. When I wrote In Her Closet, the first book in The Lust Diaries, I joined a writer’s group and received the best group […]

11 Days & 11 Ways to Plot Your Novel: Ingermanson’s Snowflake Method #NaNoWriMoPrep

You’ve probably heard of this method before.You might have even learned it in grade school. Ingermanson’s Snowflake Method is one of the most respected methodologies for planning and writing a novel and it often appeals to writers who don’t care for the structure of an outline. Heh, dat ain’t me dawg. Not even a little […]

11 Days & 11 Ways To Plot A Novel In Prep-tober: Wells’s 7 Point Plot Structure #NaNoWriMoPrep #amwriting

Of all of the plotting structures I researched, Dan Wells’s 7 Point Plot Structure is the closest to what I actually use. I’m a non-linear writer. I rarely ever start a story without knowing the ending and I often write the last chapter before I write the first. It just makes it easier to know […]