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Mastering the Writing Basics: Plot Structure.

There are lots of takes on the perfect plot structure. When I first starting writing about ten years ago, I used the simple incline plot structure; however, I found that with the simple plot structure, I was falling prey to the dreaded “sagging middle.” So, I adopted a different structure. Without really knowing the proper name, I discovered later that what I was doing was called the “Three-Act Structure” and for me, it was the doorway to organization. It allowed me to organize the plot in such a way that I could avoid the sagging middle like the plague.

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At the Conference

You made it! After months of saving and planning, you can finally just sit back and relax, right? A writer’s conference is exciting to attend, but this isn’t just for fun. You are there to learn, network and pitch.

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Preparing for the Writer’s Conference

You have just chosen the right conference for you. Now what? #writingtips

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Why Should I Even Bother Going to a Writer’s Conference?

It is an amazing feeling to walk into a room filled with writers. You can feel the creativity in the air. It is exciting and nerve wrecking to meet the authors that you have read for years and to meet new authors that you haven’t read before. And the thing is that everyone is there to meet others and to lend a helping hand.

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A Writer’s Worst Enemy

As writers, it is nearly impossible not to compare ourselves/careers to others, but we need to resist the urge. Sure, we all get twinges of jealously, but it’s what you do with that twinge that counts. #writing #writingtips

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The 7-Step Process of Creating a Story from Scratch.

So you want to write a historical fiction piece, but you have little to no idea where to start?

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The Power of Emotional Inspiration

Books, movies, pictures and music are all great ways to get inspired, but sometimes, you need more. Read more about The Power of Emotional Inspiration #writing #writingtips #vintagegrace http://wp.me/p66TpI-4Y

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Return on Investment: How to Turn 2,000 Words a Day into 10,000

Invest in your writing day by taking 5 minutes and just outlining. Don’t be tempted to write the dialogue. Just outline what is going to happen. Make a to-do list of points that must happen to push your plot forward. Don’t just focus on the BIG picture. Focus on the subplot as well.

Research

Research Hints: Pre-Writing, During Writing and “Post”-Writing

In any genre, there will be a certain amount of research and it can be overwhelming starting, but if you know where to start, it’s not too bad!