1. Open Steno Project

    April 23, 2016 by KWills

    Last November, I signed up for NaNoWriMo, as I have done every year since 2009. While waiting for the kick-off, …
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  2. Repositioning the Beats

    April 23, 2016 by KWills

    The Plotting Workshop is built around the beats of a story. At first I thought I had too much plot because there …
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  3. Local Knowledge

    April 22, 2016 by KWills

    I’m currently reading Pao by Kerry Young, and one thing that stands out is how well she knows the places she …
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  4. Questioning Assumptions

    April 20, 2016 by KWills

    The planning stage is a great place to explore and test the diversity of a novel’s cast. Not to engage …
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  5. Inspiration


    April 11, 2016 by KWills

    One of the first assignments in The Plotting Workshop is to list some key inspirations for your story. Working on …
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  6. RoW80 Goals: Round 2


    April 3, 2016 by KWills

    I’ve been away from RoW80 for a few years, but I still think it’s the best timed challenge on the …
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  7. A Farewell to BADD


    May 1, 2015 by KWills

    Why I Won’t Be Here Next Year A couple of years ago, I wrote a post where I refused to tell …
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  8. Cynicism Tropes

    April 3, 2015 by KWills

    A-Z challenge; letter C

    Cynicism is the bitter, estranged child of scepticism and fear. In their place, both of these “parent” emotions have a …
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  9. Blue and Orange Morality


    April 2, 2015 by KWills

    Most characters in fiction can be classed as Good or Evil, or a complex mix of the two. Wherever they …
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  10. The Physical Writer

    January 7, 2015 by KWills

    It’s the first Wednesday of the month, and time to talk about writing – literally. As writers, we spend a …
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