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 …

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 …

Snowflake Method – Case Study

Hello, lovelies. Today I'm posting something extra special! Last week we talked about the Snowflake Method, what it is, and how to use it. This week, I want to give you an in-depth view of the Snowflake Method in action, and to demonstrate, I am using a book I'm currently in the process of publishing, …