August 26th, 2020

Following Your Heroine Beyond the Hero’s Journey

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by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Ever since Joseph Campbell observed that the world’s great legends all contain 12 steps a hero must take to grow and triumph, writers have enjoyed using that structure as a storytelling tool.

It’s a perfectly good structure for tales of adventure, and Christopher Vogler made it even more useful with The Hero’s Journey.… Read the post

July 29th, 2020

The Most Important Reader Question

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by Laurie Schnebly Campbell


We might have a pretty good idea of what’s going to happen in a story when we pick up a new book. Most of the time, we can judge that book by its cover – or if not, then by its reviews or word-of-mouth from friends.… Read the post

May 25th, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Writing a Series (plus a Giveaway)

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Blogging Guests | Craft

by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

If you're committed to writing a series, congratulations. If you're committed to writing stand-alones, good for you. If you could see yourself doing either a series or a stand-alone, welcome to the club! There are so many advantages, and so many disadvantages, to writing a series that it can be hard to decide how you'd rather tell your stories.… Read the post

May 31st, 2019

Grab 'Em, Keep 'em, Bring 'Em Back

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Laurie Schnebly

Why do the first 10% and the last 10% of your book deserve far more than attention than what you give the remaining 80% of the story? That doesn’t seem fair.

Especially when we look at those lucky writers who are continuing various series which already have millions of fans.… Read the post


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