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Beginnings 101

Beginnings are hard. People sometimes redo their intros 70 times! After all, do we start with the inciting incident? What IS an inciting incident?! Do we start with a funeral opening even though half the writing world would tell us not to? Do we start with something mundane and everyday? Do we start with the… Continue Reading

The Pantsing Plotter

I’m a big fan of outlines. I think they keep you from getting derailed and help you write faster. But outlines change. Sometimes a lot. And it’s tempting to try and stick to your outlines because you put so much work into them. Enter the Outline-As-You-Go. ^_^ I started doing this by accident about 3 years… Continue Reading