Hi, All

I’m in a big hurry cause it’s so late–like 1:35 am CST. Staying up too late and sleeping too late, but still getting a lot done with my writiing.

I’ve been working on Holly Lisle’s Create a Plot Clinic. Last year when I first started the How to Revise Your Novel course I also did the free brief lessons on how to create a plot. This time, it’s the full Plotting course and I’m going through it as though I haven’t written the book yet. I’m using the characters from the first draft, the settings, and most everything else, but I’m also allowing any new stuff to attach itself to me. Once I’m finished with this course I will decide then what I should do next. There are still a few very short courses on creating settings, the language angle, and other stuff I want to explore first.

At this stage in the course, I’m working on fleshing out my characters, making note of anything that comes to mind. Then after this, there will be a lesson on what I can salvage from all the notes I wrote to put into the actual story. I’m looking for better than my usual writings and hopefully the story will be so catching that a reader will not be able to put it down before finishing it.

Pray for me. Perhaps the Lord will have mercy and inspire me to greater lengths.

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About lprobinson64

I have been writing short stories for 25 years and am now working on my first novel. Besides writing, I love to read a great variety of genres with crime/mystery/fantasy being at the top. Dean Koontz is my favorite author, but there are so many more I can't list them all. I also like to crochet, sew, and do many kinds of crafts. Being a retired school teacher sure helps me find the time for all my favorite activities. Can't understand why people don't like retirement. It is a good time to follow a new dream.
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2 Responses to Hi, All

  1. While the Story Goal and Consequences create dramatic tension, Requirements and Forewarnings take the reader through an emotional roller coaster that oscillates between hope and fear. There will be places in the plot where it seems the protagonist is making progress, and others where it seems that everything is going wrong. Structure these well, and you will keep your reader turning pages non-stop.

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