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Getting To The Heart Of Your Story Part 4: Unveiling Your Theme

Welcome to the grande finale of Getting To The Heart Of Your Story! I’m so excited to wrap up this series with one of my all-time favorite writing topics. theme. A simple word, but with so much power. Let’s get to it: (Pictures from Pinterest. An epic post deserves an epic picture)  What is theme? When I think of the word “theme,” I think of birthday parties. You know, when you were little and you’d have a “cowboy themed” birthday…

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Getting To The Heart Of Your Story Part 3: Creating Your Plot

Welcome back to Getting To The Heart Of Your Story! Now that we’ve taken care of those beautiful characters of yours, let’s move on to the super exciting stuff: Plot. Let’s do this: (Pictures from Pinterest. Can we just ooh and ahh over this epic picture really quick?) Your Story So you have those great characters. At this point, some people ask why bother with a great plot if you have great characters? The question should be why not bother…

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Getting To The Heart Of Your Story Part 2: Embodying Your Characters

Welcome back to my four-post series, Getting To The Heart Of Your Story! Today, I’m going to talk about embodying those lovely characters you created. So, without further ado, let’s get to it: (Pictures from Pinterest)  Be Your Character So last week, I gave the idea of “being” your character for a day to get the feel for them. This week, I’m going to talk about how important that is. Your main character, whomever you’re doing your POV (point of…

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Getting To The Heart Of Your Story Part 1: Meeting Your Characters

Welcome to the first part of my new four-post series: Getting To The Heart Of Your Story! I’m super excited to do this for the next month! As writers, we’re constantly growing and learning. I want to share with you what I’ve learned so far in this crazy journey called writing. So, let’s do this: (Pictures from Pinterest)  Say Hello  (warning: this is where you lose your right to be called ‘rational.’) Characters: the living, breathing heart and soul of…

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NaNoWriMo, Writer Rants, and Some Updates….

Yay!!!! It’s National Novel Writing Month!!!! *throws confetti*  (Pictures from Pinterest) NaNoWriMo To make a blogfession, I didn’t know about NaNo until this past year (*horrified scream in background*). Once I looked it up and found that writers to NaNo is like cats to catnip, I was hooked. Then I looked at all my WIPs and groaned. So many ideas. So many unplotted novels. And a self-made deadline of finishing Found by the end of November.  I plan to watch…

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