As writers we often find ourselves at various stages with our work. Here are three popular stages and three posts from us to help you find a way through the challenges each stage creates.
Stage 1: Just getting started? It is the hardest part. Lucky for all of us Heather has three great ways to plot your story.
Outlining – Method 1: Basic Story Beats
Outlining – Method 2: Active Beats (aka “Show Don’t Tell”)
Outlining – Method 3: The Wall of Sticky Notes (aka “The Board”)
Stage 2: Fleshing out the characters? No problem, Robin has some ideas to help you invite some new friends to the party.
Casting Call: 3 Fictional Character Archetypes
Casting Call: 7 Sidekick Archetypes
Casting Call: 3 Villains, It’s Good to be Bad
Stage 3: The work is done, but it needs more polish. Caryn has ideas to help you save on those huge editing bills.
Self-Editing: How To Pull the Weeds From Your Manuscript
Avoid Rejections by Making Sure Your MS is Agent Worthy
To Be or Not to Be: Avoiding Passive Verbs
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