November 13th, 2019

The Heart of a Novel: Its "About-ness"

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Barbara Linn Probst | Craft

by Barbara Linn Probst

I’m delighted to join WITS as a regular blogger! Thanks for having me.

We’ve all had that question put to us by friends, relatives, colleagues, and potential readers. It’s a reasonable question.

“It’s the story of a woman who …”

“It tells what happens when ...”

But that’s the setup.… Read the post

June 27th, 2011

Writing The Big Picture - Don't Trash The Roadmap

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Craft

By Sharla Rae

In our WITS crit group, we all have our individual critiquing talents: grammar, tight writing, action scenes, male point of view, description  etc. And when one of us starts a new project, we verbalize or write an outline of the story so that our partners can critique the individual story elements as well as the Big Picture.… Read the post


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