Tag Archives: plot and structure

Confessions of a Pantser Turned Plantser: Nothing is Wasted, by Lindsay Bandy

This post by Lindsay originally appeared on the blog in September 2015. Sitting in my college creative writing class, I absorbed the words of my pony-tailed professor: “Nobody knows exactly where they’re going when they sit down to write a … Continue reading

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Craft-To-Go: Quick and Easy Questions to Ask While You Read or Watch, by Lindsay Bandy

We have so much time and so little to do! Strike that. Reverse it! Sometimes I feel like Willy Wonka, in an overwhelming (and sometimes perilous) factory of stuff to learn and see and do and read.   When it … Continue reading

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Going to Movie School: 5 Ways Films Can Help Your Writing, by Lori Ann Palma

  In a post in March of this year, I focused on tips for writing realistic dialogue in YA fiction . One of the key points I mentioned was to turn on film subtitles (or closed captions) to improve your … Continue reading

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