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Attacking the Tactics and Strategy for Successful Writing

In continuation from last week’s post reviewing the key points of strategic planning, we’re going to look at how to formulate a simple, approachable strategy to help you reach those writing goals and big dreams you have for your career. We took a look at what a writing vision considers: what you want to be, what you want to have, and what you want to do. If you haven’t laid down that vision, come up with sample statements similar to the ones in that post. (If you’d like to review the more extensive series I posted last year, start with this post.) Continue Reading…

More Ways Novelists Can Benefit from Mind Mapping

We’ve been spending some weeks exploring brainstorming and, in particular, mind mapping. I’ve found mind mapping an extremely helpful way to generate ideas for all the components of my novels: characters, plots, subplots, settings, and themes. We covered how writers might create mind maps to come up with strong characters, themes, plots, and subplots, and I suggested that there are no limitations to the kind of mind map you create. You can work on either a macro or micro level. Continue Reading…

Ways Novelists Can Brainstorm Plot and Scenes

We’ve been exploring the difficult task of brainstorming. And since novels are so complex, with so many crucial components that must cohesively work together, the task of brainstorming an entire novel can be daunting—even to seasoned novelists. Without some practical methods to take rough ideas and concepts and work them into beautifully constructed novels, it’s easy to get frustrated and befuddled, and feel like you’re stumbling around in the dark. Continue Reading…

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