08 October 2013

Love Yourself Love Your Writing - Hate Yourself Hate Your Writing

I'm calling out for writers to accomplish 2013 writing goals and finish a novel, memoir, screenplay this year.

Fast writing is one way to do that. A tight deadline works to get words on the page because all the gaps in your life are filled with writing rather than the mind-numbing and emotionally-charged stories you tell yourself about yourself and the world around you.
The relationship you have with your writing directly reflects the relationship you have with yourself. Love yourself. Love your writing. Hate yourself. Hate your writing.

I love exploring the effects of backstory not only on characters, on ourselves as writers, too. I’ve worked with writers who have suffered major health problems in the middle of writing a novel or memoir from beginning to end. Were the physical illnesses caused by their relationship with their writing? I’ve experienced my own dark times which are always reflective of how I’m feeling about my writing journey.

In The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master, I support you through what often feels like an emotional roller coaster ride when you’re plotting and writing a story from the beginning to end. I suggest in the book and this blog that this personal writing journey for you often mirrors your protagonist’s development.

Believe you are unworthy and you procrastinate.

For now, let all that go. Use all your creative energy on writing your story. Finish and you'll feel fabulous and eager for 2014.

Why do I care? I want you with me throughout December to re-vision the story you finish between now and December 1st during  PLOTWRIMO .

Need help?

Join me from the comfort of your own home for my live PLOT WORKSHOP Webinar hosted by Writers Digest on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 1p.m. ET.

Learn more and sign up: How to Pre-Plot and Complete a Novel or Memoir in a Month: The Benefits of Writing a Fast Draft from Beginning to End.


Take the PLOTWRIMO Pre-Challenge:

You have 1 Months and 4 weeks to get a draft written in time for PlotWriMo. Beginning December 1st, follow the exercises on the Plot Whisperer blog to re"vision" and redefine the plot arc of your story. PlotWriMo is custom designed to ensure your success even during the busiest time of the year.
Begin 2014 ready for a powerful rewrite.

The following resources support you in your pre-challenge:
1) Plot your story step-by-step with the help of
The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories

2) Read The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master
named BEST BOOKS FOR WRITERS by Poets&Writers. The author provides insight on how to create works of fiction with powerful stories and focuses on how to devise a Universal Plot, plot lines and subplots, compelling scenes, and character transformation.
3) Refer to The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing
for writing prompts for scene #1 to the very The End, one prompt at a time.

4) Watch the Plot Series: How Do I Plot a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay? on YouTube. Scroll down on the left of this post for a directory of all the steps to the series. 27-step tutorial on Youtube

5) Watch the Monday Morning Plot Book Group Series on YouTube. Scroll down on the right of this post for a directory the book examples and plot elements discussed.

For more tips about how to use plot and the Universal Story in your novel, memoir or screenplay, visit:
Plot Whisperer on Pinterest 

***** Knowing what to write where in a story with a plot reinforces daily writing practice and allows for more productivity in your writing. Whether writing a first draft or revising, if you falter wondering what comes next in a story with a plot, follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing.

Today, I write.