Thus, according to Quantum theory, objects in the quantum world can simultaneously take different paths and end up at different places at once.
WRITER'S BLOCK? FROM THE WRITERS HELPERS:10 FREE ONLINE RESOURCES TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING Posted on March 16, 2015 This post is from The Writers Helpers, a Tumblr blog. I think this will help improve our writing. http://thewritershelpers.tumblr.com/post/113690743371/10-free-online-resources-to-improve-your-writing 209 WORDS TO DESCRIBE TOUCH Posted on March 15, 2015 http://writerswrite.co.za/209-words-to-describe-touch Five Easy Ways To Become Inspired... Continue Reading →
https://www.dictionary.com/e/archaic-vs-obsolete/Archaic vs Obsolete Words by Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Ombré lived life in utter ambiguity. Being lost in liminal space caught up w/ her, though. No longer ‘betwixt & between,’ transitions stopped at some point, & she experienced a physical fall into her own unconscious mind, where she now found herself, where she now existed. You Ombré heard voices repeat many things. “I’ve seen... Continue Reading →
Yes, it’s true, I’ve had story structure on the brain. I’ve also recently joined pinterest (of which I immediately became addicted). But there’s a happy side effect of these two obsessions… this post! I love visual representations of novels and narrative structure, and pinterest gave me a place to collect all these fascinating, beautiful, funny, and brilliant story diagrams.
Feast your eyes!
Three Act Plot Structure:
Four Act Structure:
Swooping Character Arcs:
The Hero’s Journey:
And Just For Fun:
Check out more charts on my Pinterest Page!
Happy structure dreams everyone.
I want to thank everyone for reading my Organic Architecture Series! I realize this was a long series with lots of posts. The following are the links to all the different articles. Feel free to bookmark this page for easy reference!
Happy plotting, structuring, and designing, everyone!
Organic Architecture Series:
Classic Design and Arch Plot:
- What is Arch Plot and Classic Design?
- Mountain Structure Visual Handout
- Classic Design: Breaking it Down With the Film Toy Story
- The Hidden Agenda of Classic Design and The Hero’s Journey
- Plot vs. Structure (Defining the Difference)
- Alternative Plots: Part 1 (Mini Plot, Daisy Chain Plot, Cautionary Tale Plot, and Ensemble Plot)
- Alternative Plots: Part 2 (Along for the Ride Plot, Symbolic Juxtaposition Plot, Repeated Event Plot, and Repeated Action Plot)
- What are Plot Genres?
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I’m my previous posts I’ve given you a pandora’s box of alternative plots (Alt. Plots Part 1 and Alt. Plots Part 2) as well as alternative structures (Alt. Structures Part 1 and Alt. Structures Part 2). And we ought to take classic design, the hero’s journey, and three act structure and throw them in that box as well.
But how do we use these?
How do we incorporate them into our writing process in a way that is organic? How do we make sure they come naturally from the story itself without becoming a dead-in-the-water template?
John Truby suggests that the best way to do this not through an external structure, but to look inside the work for an inherent designing principal. Truby is a little abstract in his definition of a designing principal, so here’s my cobbled-together version from what he says in the Anatomy…
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Sorry for the shameless self promotion in the title!
What’s that? You’ve never heard of my self-published, sci-fi psychological thriller series called Between Two Minds. That makes this sufficiently awkward. Well, now you know! And sorry…again…I think.
Anyway, it has recently become obvious to me that the namesake of my series really is the experience of many indie authors. Their thoughts are constantly at odds.
|Mind One||Mind Two|
|Edit that book/chapter/scene more||Call it done|
|Write books||Market books|
|Write more||Do literally anything else|
|Work to pay bills (i.e. day job)||Work to be fulfilled (i.e. write)|
|Outsource marketing (pay)||Do it yourself (still pay)|
|Give your books away for free||Risk having a small readership|
|Not enough posting about your work||Too much posting about your work|
|Release the next book||Throw it away|
|Keep going||Crawl under a rock|
You’re not alone
Spend any time…
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via Writer's Hashtags & Prompts
Adelaid, forgetting herself, took too many Ambien Awoke the next morning Finding herself drenched in ink An obvious manic torrent on paper A diligent emptying of her life's compounded vale of tears For the here and now, she will lure butterflies to her basement and sit with them, continuing to hope for her moment. She... Continue Reading →
The Ongoing Debate About the Adverb & The Advantages of Taking Pointers From Both Sides of the Argument for Your Writing Still Want to Finely Hone This Post. It needs work. Up and coming: My Personal Writing Methodology and/or...TBA First, to be clear, I do not believe THERE ARE HARD AND FAST RULES to writing.... Continue Reading →