Plot It > Think like a Pro, ch. 3A

 One Guiding Decision : Plot It

We have ONE GUIDING DECISION for our writing, and that's related to Plot. However, the preliminary Plot Decision is to determine which of the 7 types of plot we're writing. Everything else comes from that ... even if we're writing avant garde literary fiction. The decision we makes builds the foundation.

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Think like a Pro: New Advent for Writers is copyright 2017, with the revised edition in 2018.

We discuss 

Atonement, Ian McEwan (film and book)

the classic fairy tale of Cinderella

Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

Deborah Moggach's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (film)

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

the film Bonnie & Clyde

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

The book also discusses Peter Benchley's Jaws (film), Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, Homer's Odyssey, one nonfiction by Bill Bryson entitled A Walk in the Woods, Tragedy of Macbeth by Shakespeare, and the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.

Resources

Purchase Think/Pro at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-like-Pro-Advent-Writers/dp/

The Think/Pro planner for writers can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Pro-Planner-M-Lee/dp/1983248673/

Christopher Booker's 7 Basic Plots

Daily Writing > Think like a Pro, ch. 2

Daily Writing = No Days without Lines
Nulla Dies Sine Linea is our Mantra.

On to ch.2 of Think like a Pro and onto the importance of increments and consistence, in the power of daily writing: Nulla Dies Sine Linea.

We look at how to learn to be persistent with daily writing. We also look at Robert Heinlein's 2 most important writing business rules.

Then we quickly detail what to do in each of the 7 Work Steps of a Writing Project before we advance to planning those projects throughout a year.

Think like a Pro: New Advent for Writers is copyright 2017, with the revised edition in 2018.

Listen on YouTube or on Podbean.

Resources

Purchase Think/Pro at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-like-Pro-Advent-Writers/dp/

The Think/Pro planner for writers can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Pro-Planner-M-Lee/dp/1983248673/

Heinlein's Rules from Dean Wesley Smith, youtube video: https://youtu.be/24K_YIhsYUY 

Deadlines pt2 > Think like a Pro, chapter 1B

 Deadlines, part 2 > Nuts and Bolts

3 Sets of 7 for writing the novel success ... and setting your deadlines.

7 Important Characters
7 Necessary Scenes for Plot
7 Work Steps for any Writing Project

Listen to the episode of this link to Podbean. Or listen on YouTube.

Think like a Pro: New Advent for Writers is copyright 2017, with the revised edition in 2018.

Resources

Purchase Think/Pro at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-like-Pro-Advent-Writers/dp/

The Think/Pro planner for writers can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Pro-Planner-M-Lee/dp/1983248673/

Two sites for sentence structure: 

Kip Wheeler, pdf : http://www.cherriporter.com/301/wheelertropes-schemes.pdf 

The Forest of Rhetoric, which keeps growing: rhetoric.byu.edu/

Deb Dixon's Goal, Motivation, and Conflict: https://www.amazon.com/GMC-Motivation-Conflict-Debra-Dixon-ebook/dp/B00DZ01FRY/

 




Deadlines > Think like a Pro: chapter 1A

 Deadlines

How do we cope with writing deadlines? First, we admit that every job has deadlines. Everyone faces a deadline, even though it may not be called a deadline: trial start, season start, gallery showing, and more. 

We have 3 Tricks to Setting a Deadline along with the 10 Top Factors when starting any writing project.

Listen here on Podbean and here on YouTube. 

Think like a Pro: New Advent for Writers is copyrighted 2017, with the revised edition in 2018.

Resources

Purchase Think/Pro at Amazon here: Check out the different editions

Floral https://www.amazon.com/Think-like-Pro-Advent-Writers-ebook/dp/B07DYMYQNJ/  

The Think/Pro planner for writers can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Pro-Planner-M-Lee/dp/1983248673/

Work Word Counts > https://thewritelife.com/how-many-words-in-a-novel 

 

Write Focus: Think like a Pro > Introduction

 We're Bookcasting with Think like a Pro, by M.A. Lee.

This episode of The Write Focus is the introduction, discussing how to convert our mindset from hobby writer to pro writer. This mindset is extremely hard to accomplish, not only to think it but also to enact it in our daily lives.

We explore M.A. Lee's journey ... along with her distractions and newbie writer mistakes. Since growth in writing craft is not enough, we have 7 Steps to Thinking Pro.

Listen here on Podbean

Listen on YouTube.

Think like a Pro: New Advent for Writers is copyright 2017, with the revised edition in 2018.

Resources


The Think/Pro planner for writers can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Pro-Planner-M-Lee/dp/1983248673/


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