Tag: Fractions of Existence

May 22 2017

Can Fiction Create a Reason for More Peace and Less Violence

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. This is another goal setting exercise, but this time it seems to be to determine why a set goal is important. I’m going to start by working with a goal from my previous post. …

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May 20 2017

End Goals of an Author

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Map the end goal If writing a book is a journey, then it’s up to the writer to determine the destination, the point where the author considers it a success. “…end goal where you …

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May 19 2017

Book Opening Analysis

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. I’m going to analyze the style of writing from books I like. Since openings are what I struggle with the most, I’m going to focus there. Red Queen “I hate First Friday.” Right off …

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Oct 23 2016

Seeking Query Feedback

It is so much easier to spot the errors of others. I’ve gotten quite good (I hope) at helping other writers improve their query letters. Today, I offer an opportunity to turn the tables. Long-time followers of this blog have seen bits of my query letter attempts and excerpts of FRACTIONS OF EXISTENCE, so there’s …

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Apr 27 2016

#atozchallenge W is for Writers #WriteTip Wired for Story by @LisaCron

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples W is for “Wired” and “Writer’s” Book: Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron @LisaCron My dice roll: 221 (ebook …

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Apr 26 2016

#atozchallenge V is for Villains #Writing Character Traits @RayneHall

#atozchallenge V is for Villains #Writing Character Traits @RayneHall Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples V is for “Villains” Book: Writing About Villains by Rayne Hall @RayneHall My dice roll: 371 (ebook location out of 1091) Lesson: villain character traits …

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Apr 25 2016

#atozchallenge U is for Understanding POV #Writing Point of View #WriteTip

#atozchallenge U is for Understanding POV #Writing Point of View #WriteTip Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples U is for “Understanding” Book: Point Of View: Understanding Which P.O.V. is Best for Your Story and Using it Effectively by Alfie Thompson …

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Apr 23 2016

#atozchallenge T is for Story Tension #Writing #WriteTip

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples T is for “TENSION” Book: HOW TO DEVELOP STORY TENSION: 13 Techniques plus the Five Minute Magic Trick Guaranteed to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages by Amy Deardon My dice roll: 117 (ebook location …

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Apr 22 2016

#atozchallenge S is for Save the Cat #Writing #Logline #ElevatorPitch

#atozchallenge S is for Save the Cat #Writing #Logline #ElevatorPitch Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples S is for “Save” Book: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder My dice roll: 300 (ebook location out of 2914) Lesson: Logline (Elevator Pitch) …

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Apr 20 2016

#atozchallenge Q for Quick Guide to Character Flaws #Writing @RoseFblog

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples Q is for “Quick” Book: Write Away: Quick Guide to Character Flaws by Rose Fischer @RoseFblog My dice roll: 72 (ebook location out of 193) Lesson: Character Flaws Figure out what keeps getting a …

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Apr 19 2016

#atozchallenge P is for Plot #Writing Outline the Journey of the Hero by @stephaniedraven

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples P is for “Plot” Book: Plot Your Book In A Month…With Scrivener by Stephanie Draven My dice roll: 578 (ebook location out of 2246) Lesson: Outline the Journey of the Hero You do not …

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Apr 18 2016

#atozchallenge O is for Orson Scott Card #Writing Openings #WriteTip Beginnings @orsonscottcard

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples O is for “Orson” Book: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card @orsonscottcard My dice roll: 95 Lesson: Beginnings of novels Beginnings of novels must reveal information that promises an …

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Apr 15 2016

#atozchallenge M is for Manuscript Revision by @hollylisle #WriteTip for Weak Words

Click for my theme details  26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples http://hollylisle.com/one-pass-manuscript-revision-from-first-draft-to-last-in-one-cycle/ M is for “Manuscript” Book: One-Pass Manuscript Revision: From First Draft to Last in One Cycle by Holly Lisle @hollylisle My dice roll: 6 (ebook/pdf location out of 8) Lesson: Weak Words Is …

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Apr 14 2016

#atozchallenge L is for Writer’s Lab #Prompt Protagonist Failure

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples L is for “Lab” Book: The Writer’s Lab: A Place to Experiment with Fiction by Sexton Burke My dice roll: 112 Lesson: Writing Prompt about a protagonist who fails A protagonist normally achieves a …

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Apr 12 2016

#atozchallenge J is for James Scott Bell #Writing Plot Ideas from Issues that Outrage @jamesscottbell

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples J is for “James” Book: Write Great Fiction – Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell @jamesscottbell My dice roll: 39 Lesson: Ways to get plot ideas This section of the book gives 20 …

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Apr 11 2016

#atozchallenge I is for Insecure #WriteTip #IWSG Use the Zodiac @JunetaKey #CharacterSheet

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples I is for “Insecure” Book: The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond by Alex J. Cavanaugh, J. L. Campbell, Susan Gourley, Joylene Nowell Butler, L. Diane Wolfe, Lynda R. Young, Michelle …

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Apr 09 2016

#atozchallenge H is for Heart #Writing #WriteTip Give the Hero more Problems

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples H is for “Heart” Book: Writing the Heart of Your Story: The Secret to Crafting an Unforgettable Novel (The Writer’s Toolbox Series) by C. S. Lakin My dice roll: 104 (of 204) Lesson: Create …

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Apr 08 2016

#atozchallenge G is for Getting Published #WriteTip #query @carlywatters

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples G is for “Getting” Book: Getting Published in the 21st Century: Advice from a Literary Agent by Carly Watters @carlywatters My dice roll: 964 Lesson: 6 Tips to Make Your Query Stand Out 1- …

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Apr 07 2016

#atozchallenge F is for From Inspiration to Publication #Writing #Pacing #WriteTip

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples F is for “From” Book: From Inspiration to Publication: How to Succeed as a Children’s Writer: Advice from 15 Award Winning Writers by Pamela Glass Kelly My dice roll: 102 Lesson: Pacing your book’s …

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Apr 06 2016

#atozchallenge E is for Edelstein #Writing #CharacterTraits #writetip @lindanedelstein

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples E is for “Edelstein” Book: The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits: Includes Profiles of Human Behaviors and Personality Types by Linda Edelstein @lindanedelstein My dice roll: 17 Lesson: Bossy Style personality traits The Bossy …

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