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If you've ever stared at your keyboard, lamenting how much your writing sucks, good news! You found us. And we're here to tell you to snap out of it. 

STRONG HINT: Your writing does not suck. You're just not done yet.

So, whether you're a new penmonkey or a seasoned word-slinger looking for new perspective, listen in and find some nuggets to nudge you along until you find your own momentum.  

Aug 26, 2019

In this episode the group discusses how characterization is integrated into every aspect of a story, as well as the idea that “character” is a verb. Jessica also stresses the need to establish your character’s Ordinary World in order for people to care about them.

The ladies touch on different ways of planning your story – a plotter versus a pantser (panzer?) – and Jess gets two strikes for inappropriate gaffes that Anne has refused to edit out.

 

QUOTE: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

 

LINKS:

The Hero With a Thousand Faces (The Hero's Journey) by Joseph Campbell

RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous)

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 

CREDITS: This episode of Your Writing Does Not Suck was recorded, edited, and not completely botched by Anne M Belen.