Writer Groupie Episode 39 Interview with Janie Franz

Writer Groupie Episode 39 Interview with Janie Franz

Writer Groupie Episode 39 Interview with Janie Franz

Welcome Groupies! This is the interview I have been promising you for a while. Due to lack of internet for a solid week, I got behind in posting, so you are getting it now. Two podcasts in one week! This is a very good thing, so I hope you enjoy it! **Remember to listen to the audio only version of the podcast for the latest info on Writer Groupie, my work, and info from the writing industry. Tips and tools you will use for producing your own work. I don’t include the audio intro on the video. ** Don’t forget–you

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The second of the six steps for story development

The second of the six steps for story development

Welcome back to my blog. This is the second set of the six steps in story development. If you haven’t read the first three steps, you can do that here at yesterday’s post called “I have an idea for a story now what?” I figured out these six steps when I came across a TEDtalk about idea development. Idea development and story idea development are really the same thing almost. Of course ideas can take other forms, but for us, we are talking about writing stories. You simply have to ask questions like what if? do some research, let the

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Excited and Mortified

Excited and Mortified

Well yes, I am looking forward to being a member of the panelists at Imaginarum 2015 this week. I am very excited (Don’t let this post fool you…I am thrilled!) and would love it if anyone in attendance who comes by to visit my table in the vendor hall wants to take pics with me. Okay – no denial- I am a photohound. I am also hoping you will make this con a part of your regular planned events every year. I believe it is going to be one of the most outstanding for 2015 and certainly for every year

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How to Write: the first chapter

How to Write: the first chapter

It’s day 4 of How to Write and today we are going to discuss that all important first chapter. There is a really great way to know what to put in one and I am going to challenge you to try it. What is this cool new challenge? READ A CHAPTER Not just any chapter, now, but one from a book that you think is like the one you want to write. The best way to know what goes in a first chapter is to read some that have already been written. I do not know what you are writing,

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Reading a book versus savoring a story

If you are like me, you love to read a good book. To race through the pages (or savor them slowly) to get to the end and find out what this adventure really was all about-well, that’s about the best experience with a book. But have you ever been reading and found that the story made you scratch your head and say huh? Sometimes writers get carried away with world-building and forget “the story”. Sometimes they are so in love with their character trait sheets that they tell us more about who the paper person IS than what they are

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