Starting a Novel

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I have finished a big project. I've done lots of small housekeeping and bookkeeping chores. And I have to face it. The decision of what novel to write next. Deciding What to Write Next This is the hardest thing to me: what to commit to. I'm playing with ideas, but nothing has ...

Plotting Difficult Topics: Loss, action

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This is part of a series of posts on Plotting Difficult Topics In Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories by Loren Niemi and Elizabeth Ellis, the authors recognize that how you approach a difficult subject can make huge differences in voice, POV, plot and resolution. They suggest 32 different approaches and this series of ...

Plotting Difficult Topics: Loss, Grief

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This is part of a series of posts on Plotting Difficult Topics In Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories by Loren Niemi and Elizabeth Ellis, the authors recognize that how you approach a difficult subject can make huge differences in voice, POV, plot and resolution. They suggest 32 different approaches and this series of ...

Plotting Difficult Topics: Loss, guilt

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This is part of a series of posts on Plotting Difficult Topics In Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories by Loren Niemi and Elizabeth Ellis, the authors recognize that how you approach a difficult subject can make huge differences in voice, POV, plot and resolution. They suggest 32 different approaches and this series of ...

M. P. Barker: Class of 2k8

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This is part of a year-long series about those intrepid newcomers, The Class of 2k8. To help marketing efforts for debut novelists, these 28 novelists have banded together to create a group marketing effort. M.P. Barker A Difficult Boy, Holiday House. Revising A Difficult Boy Some writers claim to lo-o-o-ve revision. Then again, some people claim to ...

Plotting Difficult Topics: Loss, denial

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This is part of a series of posts on Plotting Difficult Topics In Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories by Loren Niemi and Elizabeth Ellis, the authors recognize that how you approach a difficult subject can make huge differences in voice, POV, plot and resolution. They suggest 32 different approaches and this series of ...