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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.  

Mar 23, 2020

Writing Romance as a plot or subplot can be a lot trickier than people think. The group discusses methods to make a believable and satisfying romance, as well as the importance of keeping the promise to the reader about the type of romance they’re getting into.

Jess points out that a love interest can often be seen as the antagonist to a lover’s union, Tracey discusses how friendships  often mimic romantic connections, and Anne stirs the pot by bringing up toxic love in a #MeToo era.


QUOTES: “Without struggle, there is no progress.” – A take on a Frederick Douglass quote



John Truby’s Story of Anatomy

Johny Truby’s website

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder


CREDITS: This episode of Your Writing Does Not Suck was recorded and edited by Anne M. Belen. She also gets to decide the titles and inserts subliminal BTS content as she pleases.