A Writing Career: Be Yourself!

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Do you ever sit and plan out your career? Recently on a listserv, authors were talking about careers. Some knew exactly where they wanted to go and were laser focused. Some were looking all around and trying a bit of this and a bit of that. How do you plan a writing career? What are […]

What Next? 15 Questions to Help you Decide Your Next Writing Project

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I was lucky enough to get an Advanced Reader Copy of Chip and Dan Heath’s new book, DECISIVE: How to make better choices in Life and Work. You may know the Heath brothers from their previous books, SWITCH: How to Change Things When Change is Hard and MADE TO STICK: Why Some Ideas Survive and […]

SCENE 4: Plan a Scene

Writing Scenes: Planning Featured Today in Fiction Notes Store 30 Days to a Stronger Scene Table of Contents Here’s a basic template for planning a scene. Later, when you get ready to write the scene, you might want to list individual actions in what’s called a “beat sheet.” But when you’re just planning scenes, you […]