Thursday, July 24, 2014

Your Hero’s Goal

July 16, 2014 by  
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I’ve been spending the month of October preparing for NaNoWriMo. Without a plan, you could easily waste 50,000 words next month. I’ve been going into detail over at my personal blog–www.RonEstradaBooks.com. I’ll hit the main points here. Today, we’ll discuss your hero’s goal. First, let’s review: You should have, by now, developed the backbone of […]

2 Essential Elements of a Scene

July 15, 2014 by  
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The characters of Breaking Bad have different goals…this creates conflict! If you’ve been following along with my NaNoPlotMo method of plotting, or even if you haven’t, eventually you have to write the scenes. Be excited! This is the fruition of your labor. Now you’re free to create without fear of missing some key story element. If you […]

State Your Theme

July 14, 2014 by  
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A lot of things have to happen in the first twenty pages of your novel. You’re busy introducing characters, setting, smashing that perfect opening line (stop it…It’s not as important as everyone says). But there is something often overlooked by writers. That is the statement of your theme. The Story Question The Theme and Story […]

What’s Wrong with Looking Toward the Mountaintop?

March 24, 2014 by  
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It’s been a while since I had something to say. A while since I felt like I had something encouraging to say. Truth is, I’ve been the one needing the encouragement. But today I was reminded of something as I opened by bible for the first time in a long time. Since I dusted off […]

The 6 Month Novel? YOU decide!

February 10, 2014 by  
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Uploading a Vlog on What’s Happening at Writer…Interrupted

February 10, 2014 by  
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was harder than I thought! But I did one!!! And I’m having trouble uploading it to the blog because it exceeded the limits… So trying to upload it to my Youtube account. Stay tuned and say a prayer!!

6 Month Novel Interrupted by the Super Bowl?

February 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Blog, Interruptions

Well, not really… more like the 6 month novel was interrupted by the snow storm and a lack of planning and the Super Bowl, but I’ll get to all that later. Today was the day my crit partner and I started our 6 month novel, starting with the “Idea to Premise!” We talked about it […]

Top 10 Observations from the Jury Box

January 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Blog, Service

This last week, I had the opportunity to serve on a jury. While there, I noticed a lot of little details about jury duty that I’d never realized. So, here are my Top 10 Observations from the Jury Box 10. Judges and their clerks are responsible for the current global sticky-note shortage. 9. Most of […]

Um… I’ve Been a Little Interrupted

January 29, 2014 by  
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And I’m perfectly okay with it. It’s taken me a really long time to be okay with not writing, or not worrying about writing, or not stressing about keeping a blog schedule. But it’s a beautiful and freeing place to be. As a new writer there was this sense of urgency to write and publish, […]

The 6 Month Novel

January 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Blog, Fiction, Writing Tips

We’re here! Due to technical difficulties, we didn’t get off to a quick start after the new year. But we’re here now. And we’ve got a lot planned! Writer…Interrupted is taking a new approach. While we’ll still have some inspirational moments, we’re going to focus more on getting the job done. How do you, the […]

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