Category Archives: Facing Fears

The Final Stages of This Writer’s Journey: The Marketing Plan, The Release, and Embracing the Future

Hold on to your bootstraps…we’re about to wrap up a long journey! STAGE V: The Final Push, or The Writer’s Marketing Plan I like Stage V of the Six Stage Plot Structure.  It’s messy and REAL.  It is at this … Continue reading

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TURNING POINT #3: The Point of No Return

There are times when I’m working on a blog post or even just in life in general that my Musical Theatre background jumps to the forefront and commands my attention.  Hey, remember me?  So, here we are at a very … Continue reading

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The Hero’s Journey Begins

Every writer has a unique process in crafting a story.  Susan Wiggs, one of my favorite contemporary romance authors, builds a story visually through the art of collaging.  Nora Roberts is what we writers call a pantser.  She starts with a … Continue reading

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