Category Archives: Fiction

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Getting it Together

    April 8, 2016 by KWills

    Thanks for the encouraging comments you guys have been leaving here this past week. When I get behind with my …
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  6. Frustrations and Friperies


    April 7, 2016 by KWills

    Today vanished in a haze of unmet expectations. Planning instead of doing, messing around with minor details that don’t impact …
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  7. Once More, With Guidence

    February 28, 2016 by KWills

    When the whole “Fragments as a blog-novel” idea didn’t work out, I asked myself if this story was ever going to …
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