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Where we learn how to keep the drama on the page and out of our writing process! Let's see... writing is a wondrous, mysterious, unknowable process, right? Um... #notsomuch! Once past the inspiration point, the rest is craft and craft can be learned! And we are here to talk craft, keeping yourself motivated and so much more! If you want more of this kind of booty-kicking encouragement every day, check out my Twitter stream @writingnodrama for tips and tricks 24/7! Also don't forget to set a reminder through blogtalkradio for Saturdays at 2pm PST! Talk to you then!

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I came up with this week's topic by keeping track of every time I used structure to help a my own writing or that of a client/student's. I lost count after about 107. With the exception of word selection, structure pretty much informs every single... more

We talk a lot about structure, the Hero's journey, pacing and scene setting. But why? I mean besides the fact we want to grow our craft? It is because we want the reader to ENJOY reading our work. We don't want them to skim. We don't... more

So don't mess it up!!!! :-) To hook readers you need to connect to readers and one of the best, easiest, and most surefire ways to do it is to fulfill the Hero's journey. We are going to talk inner wound, outer motivation, the reluctance and... more

Pacing is probably one of the least talked about aspects of writing, yet is critical to creating a 'must-read' novel. There's got to be a rise and fall to your story. At times there should be a sense of urgency and foreboding. At other times, a few... more

Many writers lament that so much emphasis is put on to these first few words. But why shouldn't they be weighted heavily? After all first impressions truly are lasing. On this week's episode we are going to discuss the many facets of this first,... more

Dialogue is by far the hardest aspect of fiction to 'nail.' Because let's face it, everyone hears people speak all the time. However, writing great dialogue isn't as simple as listening to others talk and writing it down. What works in real life,... more

Finally your chance to get writing advice LIVE from @writingnodrama! While this is the introductory episode, I am sure we will discuss everything from Act Structure to Narrative Drive and everything in between. So listen in for some... more
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