45: Don’t Call It an Outline

The puzzler approach takes a fair amount of prewriting and preparation before the real work begins, but don’t call it an outline. Check out The Heroine’s Journey: For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture by Gail Carriger for a great addition to your author library. Read the accompanying post at WritingPursuits.com: “Don’t Call It an Outline“….

43: Finding Your Mirror Moment

The mirror moment in a story is when the main character experiences a moment of clarity that pushes them to change direction. It is the turning point. That moment of clarity is when your character experiences an ah-hah moment. Most often, it is the unveiling of a truth about—themselves, the world, what they must do…