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Writing: Subplots, Pt. 2—How to Integrate Them

So once I’ve decided on a subplot or two, how do I actually weave them into the story? This was the new question I was left with after my last post. The subplot rabbit hole revealed a few ways to do this.  According to Jenn at Herded Words, there are three main ways to addContinue reading “Writing: Subplots, Pt. 2—How to Integrate Them”

Writing: Figuring Out Characters’ Emotions and Personality

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 wasContinue reading “Writing: Figuring Out Characters’ Emotions and Personality”

Writing: A Character’s Sense of Humor Is No Laughing Matter!

I’ve been plotting a novel (my first) for the last few months. I finally got to the point where I felt I could start writing it, and then summer vacation happened. Six weeks later, I am getting back to my novel and finding it difficult to get my head back into the right space forContinue reading “Writing: A Character’s Sense of Humor Is No Laughing Matter!”

Let Me Introduce Myself . . .

Hello, World! I’m Amanda Bennet, and I’m here to share what I learn as I fall down (my) life’s many rabbit holes—what I learn as I figure out how to write my first novel, how to choose paint colors when redecorating, how to reupholster a chair, and anywhere else my interests and needs take me.Continue reading “Let Me Introduce Myself . . .”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”