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: The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell #NaNoWriMoPrep #amwriting

It only seemed right to follow up yesterday’s tarot based Fools Journey with Joseph Campbells Hero’s Journey. The two are closely related, but I have to admit that I prefer The Fool’s Journey because it feels more intuitive, if that makes sense. The Hero’s Journey is a plot formula first outlined by Joseph Campbell in [...]

11 Days & 11 Ways to Plot Your Novel: Romancing The Beat by Gwen Hayes #NaNoWriMoPrep #amwriting

Following up Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet is Romancing The Beat by Gwen Hayes Many a romance writer swears by this plot formula and with good reason. Hayes takes everything from Snyder’s Beat Sheet and puts it into an easy to understand guide for romance authors who write shorter stories (50k words or less) and category [...]