The Risk of Living a Creative Life: Should vs. What? – How To Write the Future, podcast episode 53 “To be an artist, we must step away from the norm to be able to see...
Novelist Keri Kruspe tells us about 3 tools she uses for writing and how they can help anyone write faster. These tools may totally change the way you plot, write, and edit your novel!
Please help me welcome Kat Sheridan to Writer’s Fun Zone as he shares with us “You Can Write Compelling Cover Copy.” Enjoy!
One Writer’s Journey from The Beginning A Step-by-Step Beginner Writers Guide – Part 3 How to Write Your Novel Without Having a Background in Writing by Raina Schell
Here’s where we talk about plotters and pantsers. If you don’t know the definitions – a plotter is a writer who outlines their book before beginning to write it while a pantser writes from “the seat of their pants” with no outline. Kind of like writing from the stream of consciousness. I don’t think a survey has been taken but from what I’ve seen, most writers are plotters. Yet there are many famous pantsers too.
From wanting to know if James Patterson uses a special pen to wondering what kind of perfect program Jon Green has loaded into his computer, we think that if only the specific talisman for good writing is identified, then purchased, possession will make us instantly famous. Except no matter what kind of special pen you own, you still must use it.
Apply the number 4 to your story. Which of your characters has these traits? What aspect of your story structure could be enhanced by using elements of the number 4? What part of your writing life could you a dose of the number 4?
The number three is a wonderful number, and complicates things in a fun and creative way, depending on your perspective! We went from singular — 1 — to dual — 2 — to triangular, which adds a whole new layer, don’t you think?