Category Archives: Outline

Million Dollar Outline Book Review

I have mixed feelings about this book. It seems to be miss-named to me. A better title might have been Million Dollar Stories, or Emotionally Satisfying Stories. I was looking for a book on outlining, and this isn’t one really. … Continue reading

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Goal, Motivation, Conflict…

I just finished reading “GMC: Goal, Motivation, Conflict” by Debra Dixon. It’s been touted as a seminal writing reference work in many of the writers reference books I’ve read, but up until recently, it hadn’t been in publication. I’ve looked … Continue reading

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Post-NaNo Storm

So, as always after a NaNoWriMo, my muse is on fire, but my wrists and my brain are fried. I keep getting more ideas – writing for me always generated more writing – but I’m still jet-lagged and flopping around … Continue reading

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Solving the 50%-75% Blues

I have been really struggling with this story… The next time, I’m going to do my outlining on draft / iteration 0, rather than on draft / iteration 3 which is what I’m trying to do currently… I wrote the … Continue reading

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My Process – A First Iteration

This is a post which I imagine will evolve as my writing process evolves. I’m going to try to describe the writing process I went through to arrive at Coeurmorph 1 (CM1) – the book what inspired me to start … Continue reading

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