Tag Archives: plotting

Authors, are you applying what you learned last year to your current writing? #amwriting

I’ve taken longer than most author bloggers to consider what I learned last year. I decided not to do the regular, almost obligatory, New Year review, as I took time off to enjoy New Year instead! So what did I learn about writing last year, and why am I sharing it with you? I think […]

Fabulous Friday Guest Blogger – Deborah Jay

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
First, I’d like to thank Marcia for all the work she’s done, creating this blog and inviting us all to participate – and what a great group of authors this is turning out to be! Seeing as Marcia has given us free rein on topic, I thought I would…

How the Seven-Point Story Structure Can Help Your Writing

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? I still remember the day I started writing my first novel. I felt a little lost. I knew the basic concept of the story I wanted to tell, but the endless sea of possibilities on how to get there was overwhelming. I kept wondering if there was…

Why a Dedicated Pantser has taken to Plotting (of sorts!)

Pantser by nature For those of you unsure what this strange beast might be, a pantser is someone who writes by the seat of their pants. In other words, someone like me. When I wrote my first novel h-hm years ago, I started with an interesting scene and let the story develop. I had absolutely NO […]

5 things a busy writer can’t do without

I’m guest posting on Jane Ayres blog, THE BEAUTIFUL ROOM, rating the 5 things I can’t do without to enable me to keep writing around my hectic day job. Check it out at: http://janeayres.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/deborah-jay-guest-post-what-are-5.html  

Managing a part-time writing career

“Don’t give up the day job!” We’ve all heard it, and most of us need to abide by it. Unless we are lucky enough to get that big break (and I mean, big), few writers can earn a decent living by writing and doing nothing else. A couple of authors (past and present members) in the […]