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Trying to understand story structure led me down a very long and twisty rabbit hole. My first foray into story structure was a Rachael Stephen’s YouTube video on the Plot Embryo–her favorite method for plotting a novel–which she got from Dan Harmon’s Story Circle, which he simplified from Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey (Phew!). Stephen’s plot… Read more
Writing is not the only thing that sends me down the rabbit hole of inquiry. Home improvement projects do as well. I live in an old house, which means, my husband and I are avid do-it-yourselfers. Some years ago we did some major remodeling to our house, and to save money, we said we’d do… Read more
My research into humor had definitely helped, but I still had some characters I couldn’t quite figure out. So I decided to move on and tackle my characters’ 3 Main Emotions (as per the Seventh Draft podcast). Boy was that a big mistake! If I thought that figuring out a character’s sense of humor was… Read more
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