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Create Compelling Scenes with the MRU
Image of a white clay person holding the silver ball at the end of a string of kinetic balls, ready to release it and make the other balls react representing how you can create compelling scenes with the MRU.

Structuring your novel’s big picture is important. The structure of your scenes all the way down to your character’s motivations and reactions are equally important. If you get the sequence out of order, you risk confusing or completely disengaging your reader.… Read the post

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The Frame of a Story: The Forces of Antagonism

by Lynette M. Burrows

Photo with a man and a woman, each has a hand extended and thumb and first finger frame a simple line drawing of the frame of a house which is much like the frame of a story.

In constructing a story, I am both a pantser and a planner. I plan the frame of a story, then place the characters in that frame and discover what they will do in that situation. It’s taken years for me to figure out a method that works for me.… Read the post

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One Plotting Tool for All

Whether you’ve just finished a project or you’ve just started writing, facing the blank screen (page) is daunting. It can make even the best ideas shrivel in your head and freeze your fingers. Some believe that story structure is essential for success and advise all writers must plan their story in advance.… Read the post

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Things I Wish I Knew Before I Published: Part III

by Lynette M. Burrows

Image from above a manual typewriter looking down at a man's hands on the type writer for the post things I wish I knew before I published.

Being an independent author-publisher isn’t for everyone. I chose that path, but my path is mine. You must choose your own path. If you are weighing your options, this “Things I Wish I Knew Before I Published” series may help.… Read the post

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Things I Wish I Knew Before I Published: Part 2 Redux

As happens so often in an author's life, there was a technical snafu here at WITS on Wednesday. But we love this post so much, we're rebooting it for you today! Thanks for your patience.


by Lynette M. Burrows

I love being an independent author-publisher.… Read the post

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