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This week, I'm breaking down a popular romantic comedy from twenty years ago that nails it when it comes to story structure! LEGALLY BLONDE
How Legally Blonde Does it Perfectly!
When this film came out I lived with a roommate, whom I'm still friends with so I mean...
Happy Thursday. This week I'm talking about when you get that dreaded feedback that goes something like "I couldn't connect with the characters" or "she/he wasn't believable" or "I just didn't care." And, there's more too but you get the point.
Your story is fine, but...
This week I've been focusing on how to get you noticed when you are submitting your query letters and my new course on writing the perfect pitch is open now!
for the Pitch Fix (it's just $37)
But, the truth is if you don't have killer opening pages...
Hello, Dear Writers!
First of all I want to apologize that this week's blog is a couple days late. Basically my little Westie started throwing up all day on Monday (he's okay, just a bug) and we had to go to the vet, and it started a chain of events that squashed a few things and this blog...
Good Morning Writers!
It's Paddy's Day!!!!
This week, I'm behind in everything but the one thing that has kept me on track, is that I have a GOAL LIST and I wrote things down for every day.
Do you do this??
Here is a blog I wrote almost two summers ago about goals and why they...
Happy Wednesday and first of all let me apologize for not getting my blog posted last week.
Life happened and I got behind which has inspired me to write today about what that can do to your writing goals and how to reset and push past it!!
So, you have a plan...
UGH, you have sent in your manuscript or query letter and this time you did everything right. You took a class on writing the perfect query, you had your first pages reviewed, you sent to beta readers and STILL---the phone pings, you know you have an email, you go to it to see that big NO staring...
DO WHAT YOU LOVE and accept nothing less for your life and career.
Hello Dear Writers!!
Today, I'm talking about CHARACTER.
The concept is simple. You write a story and it's filled with characters. Maybe you have one or two leads and then some sidekicks and potential villains but you know that you need characters.
Sadly at the character level...
Happy Wednesday, Writers!
Rejection sucks doesn't it? And yet, we all go through it, but so many times I see writers posting on forums, in social media groups, or clients of mine, talking about how they have no idea WHY they are getting rejected, especially after putting in so much...
Happy Writer Wednesday!
Today I have a new video on YouTube about how to write strong older women characters and you can watch it here! (I'd love for you to subscribe and share with other writers)
It's so important to represent women correctly in books, TV, and movies but still there...
Happy Wednesday Writers!
How are you doing? I'm doing amazing and guess what? I have NO INTERNET THIS WEEK and it feels great.
At first I was like, "omg, what will I do without internet?" and then, I decided to embrace it. I still have my smart phone after all! LOL
This got me...