It's been a hectic few months, finding judges for Romance Writers of Australia's Valerie Parv Writing contest, sick kids, entering RWA 50K Callenge, left little free time... But I did manage to get my head around my characters conflicts and move forward in my story while torturing my hero and heroine and I love it!
I'm a pantser (a writer who has no outline or plan where her story is heading) but recently I've realised you have to have some sort of plan otherwise you waste too many precious words not to mention hours. I write category and with only 50K words to play with and a tight format I can't waste a single word. Last week I wrote a blog post for the lovely Melbourne Romance Writers Guild and it's called Confessions of a three chapter junkie, it's not been posted yet but worth checking out.
This month when I meet up with fellow writers and authors at MRWG we have the multi-published and wonderful author Anne Gracie presenting a workshop on Getting off the Slush pile!
In the early hours of this morning I received a newsletter from Holly Lisle which reiterated what I was thinking.
This week I wanted to share Holly's pearls of wisdom. At the end of the post you'll find details of how to sign up to her email and it's a great source of all things writing.
May the words flow and that dreaded internal critic be silenced.
Holly Lisle's Tip -- Plot loosely
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