7-Point Plot Structure – Case Study

Hello, Lovelies, and welcome back. Today I have a special treat for you. I'm running through Dan Well's 7-Point Plot Structure, and how it relates to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Just to review from last week, here's how it works: Now that we're clear, let's talk about it. Hook The hook is …

First Draft Deceptions

I get it. Words are deceptively hard. There's so much that no one tells you about getting that first draft written, and trying to learn the craft while writing a novel is soul-crushing. I've been writing for over ten years, and during that time, I've come across a lot of different people who are ultimately failing themselves and their stories for different reasons.

I want to address some of the more common writer-types that I've come across, because getting the first draft out of you is the hardest part. Keep in mind that none of these people are making their first draft happen. If you think you might be one of these, I wanted to also give you some encouragement and tips to help get you back on track.

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