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Book rec for writers: The Heroine’s Journey

I’m not a plotter, but I still find it useful to study story structure and the craft of writing. My latest foray into structure is The Heroine’s Journey by Gail Carriger. It’s an important counterpoint to the “hero’s journey” approach, and it’s not just for stories about or by women. Written in Carriger’s snarky, irreverent

Losing the Plot: A new post at WU

I’ve long been frustrated at how much pressure there is in the writing community to be a plotter. To counteract that, I wrote a post for WriterUnboxed.com about what it’s like to be a pantser, how to figure out your own writing process, and why you should trust yourself. I’ll hope you’ll check it out

New Scrivener class through WFWA in May

I’m heading off to Colorado this week for the Pike’s Peak Writers Conference. If you’re going to be there, be sure to say hello! Once I get back, I’ll be teaching a three-week online Scrivener course for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. It’s a members-only event, but they’re always looking for new members. 😉 If

I’m on a podcast

Someone who has a few ideas about how to organize your writing is Trevor Thrall, author of The 12 Week Year for Writers and host of the Get Your Writing Done podcast. He recently asked me to be a guest on his podcast, and my episode dropped this week. We discussed: how I started writing,