189 - Have Fun In The Middle of Your Story
Release Date: 11/14/2020
Gabriela Pereira of DIYMFA talks about her belief that you don't go to a workshop, you workshop writing and what that looks like in her DIYMFA community.info_outline Gabriela Pereira and DIYMFA Pt. 1 Plus a writing prompt from Caroline Kim
How is writing like a martial art or a Montesorri school? Find out in my interview with DIYMFA's Gabriela Pereira And stay tuned for my thoughts on Caroline Kim's prompt for the StoryADay Challenge ::Links:: Caroline Kim's Writing Prompt: Register for Gabriela's workshop: https://storyaday.org/diymfaworkshop/info_outline Keep Writing Until It Gets Weird
Going from week 2 to week 3 of the challenge, something wonderful happens...things start to get weird, and it becomes about 'getting it done' not 'making it good'. And that is a gift.info_outline StoryADay Sept Week 1
What are you learning about writing in this, week 1, of the StoryADay September challenge, 2021?info_outline Who do you think you are?
There are so many easy excuses for not writing, not taking part in challenges, not joining groups...even when we know they'd help. In this episode I encourage you to dismantle those excuses and let yourself be a happy writer, instead. ::LINKS:: StoryADay Superstars: Writing prompt: StoryADay September sign up: https://storyaday.org/signupinfo_outline Other Writers' Brains plus a writing prompt from Premee Mohamed
Writing can be a solitary act, but being a writer can't be. In this episode I celebrate all the knowledge we have at our fingertips AND the generosity of writers.info_outline 6 Ways Writing Prompts Help Your Writing
If you’re serious about your writing, doesn’t it seem like you should be working on your novel or the story-you-want-to-get-published rather than messing about with writing prompts?info_outline A Tale of Two Simones
If Simone Biles can get Gymnast's Block, and Simone Manuel can get Swimmer's Block, can we stop staying Writer's Block isn't real?info_outline Jack of All Trades?
What are you working on right now, and how do you work? Do you flit between projects or knuckle down and master each skill? That's what I'm talking about this week on the podcast.info_outline A Writing Life
This week I talk about a concept you either love or hate: consistency. If you're a hater (like I was) I'm here with some new ways for you to think about consistency that will contribute to that beloved word: progress.info_outline
I often talk about the middle of a story as 'the muddy middle', but I prefer Blake Snyder's label "fun and games".
This week I talk about what the middle of your story has to do, why it's hard, and how you can make it easier.
James Scott Bell's Write Your Novel From The Middle https://amzn.to/2I9liuE
Jessica Brody's Save The Cat Writes A Novel https://amzn.to/36yixff
Gwen Hayes's Romancing The Beat https://amzn.to/2UoXnug
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