Here we are at the end of this little series of blog posts about the Three-Act Structure. Here is just one more friendly reminder that my points in the list may be titled differently than your study of the formula because my teaching came from a screenwriter rather than a novelist, terms will differ but their purpose will not. So thankfully we've found ourselves at the end of this little formula and only have the end of both this formula and the story to focus on. Act III is
I remember taking my first creative writing class in my junior year of high school. I was thrilled every day to go to this class to learn how to write creatively--it was especially exciting since creative writing was always the first class of the day. The lessons were still a blast because one day we worked on fractured fairy tales, the next we tried our hand at poetry and the day after that we practiced our prologuing skills. The day came that I'd grown my character creation
I'll be transparent, I've definitely fallen behind on some deadlines. Life's gotten in the way here and there but my spirits aren't down. It does bum me out that less content is being produces and frustrating that the main culprit of my falling behind has more to do with my own developing bad habits, but my spirits are still high because of how these bad habits have started. That's always the first step, acknowledging both ends. On one end, I know I've been irresponsible tow
That "last day of camp" feeling's always a heavy one. You're packing your things, wondering if you lived it up to the fullest on your way out, heavy heart present. It's funny how virtual camps give off a similar feeling. I thoroughly enjoyed the little chats with my fellow cabin members, offering advise, getting advise in return and simply working hard together as we tried to meet our goals. So what's the status on my Camp NaNoWriMo victory? Nah, I didn't get my victory this
Isn't spring just incredible? I certainly think so. One of my favorite quotes is by Marcus Tullius Cicero is, "If you have a library and a garden, you have everything you need." I certainly have not managed a garden of Cicero proportions, but ever since the freeze of winter finally shook, I've been planting myself a lovely garden. For the past months since spring's arrival, I've been finding myself in a rewarding loop outside of my day job. Write, read, plant, water and repea
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