Saving The Cat…Or Trying To…Part 2


Take a deep breath guys…this post is a bit rambly (I’m gathering my thoughts) and very link happy lol…click away though, they’re all very useful 🙂

This months Save The Cat homework is to come up with your hero’s goal, which is to be inserted into the log line.

As writers we are told that your main character has to have a goal and that said MC has to achieve that by the end of the novel (or do they?).

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Poor Penelope


Prompt 10 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge is:

Find something that you wrote a long time ago and rewrite the beginning, giving it a different tone.

Original version (written May 2011)
On Monday evenings I always indulge myself by a visit to one of the local bars. At 45 ive done well, keeping my looks, and body shape. Im often told I could pass for 35 easily.

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The Things They Carried


Reading Richard Skinner’s “Fiction Writing” i just wanted to share with you a small idea that I love 🙂

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Am I Branching Out Into Erotica?


Prompt 9 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge is:

You’re sitting in a cafe when you look up and see… Write a fictional piece about what would happen if you saw a celebrity in a coffee shop.

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Oh Scrivener…Where Have You Been All My Life?


Well, I am soooo excited! Now that I’ve just completed week 2 of the Scriveners course I feel confident enough to actually use it. So I’ve set up a “Blog” project and for the last few days I’ve been compiling posts using it 🙂

This week I discovered that…

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Do You Struggle Keeping Track of Your Story Timeline?


Writer Wendy Clark (well her husband actually) has created a FREE downloadable Story Timeline that will help you keep track.

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The Kitchen Widow


Prompt number 6 from the 30 Day Writing Challenge

Start a piece with “I am standing at my kitchen window…”

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