Three Tips to Prepare for NaNoWriMo Like a Boss

For those of you just tuning in, November is the National Novel Writing Month, and if you were thinking about participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I have some pretty good tips on how to prepare yourself for success. I have no small amount of knowledge of NaNoWriMo, because for about three years, I participated in …

Is it Important? Is it Urgent? What’s the Difference?

It's great to be given tools to hack your productivity, but if your to-do list is a mile long and you don't know where to begin, you may need to approach your tasks from another perspective. Let's talk about the two ways you can categorize tasks. Is it Important? A task that is defined as …

The Hero’s Journey – Plot Theory

Hello and welcome back to the blog, lovelies. Today we're going to talk about one of the most oft-repeated plot structures out there, which is The Hero's Journey. Also called the Monomyth, this plot method was developed by Joseph Campbell in which a hero who goes on an adventure, and in a decisive crisis wins a victory, and then comes home changed or …

7-Point Plot Structure – Case Study

Hello, Lovelies, and welcome back. Today I have a special treat for you. I'm running through Dan Well's 7-Point Plot Structure, and how it relates to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Just to review from last week, here's how it works: Now that we're clear, let's talk about it. Hook The hook is …