My Imaginary Friends with L. Penelope
Readercon Edition

Readercon Edition

July 15, 2019

This week’s best thing: Readercon!

Mentions:

Hamilton in Baltimore

Fast Color movie

Sycorax’s Daughters – Anthology of Black women horror writers

“What Screenwriters Get Wrong About Outlines” – video with Alan Watt

 

 

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Dragons & Princesses

Dragons & Princesses

July 8, 2019

This week's best thing: I have an outline and started writing Earthsinger Chronicles book 4!!

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Obligatory Scenes

Obligatory Scenes

July 1, 2019

This week’s best thing(s):

Mentions:

 

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Lightbulb Moments

Lightbulb Moments

June 24, 2019

This week's best thing: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Mentions:

Story Grid article: Discover Your Story's Core 

Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Namesake by Kate Stradling

Books with a Past – Maryland indie bookstore

 

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Story Essentials: Character Goals & Endings

Story Essentials: Character Goals & Endings

June 17, 2019

Storytelling with prerequisites, concrete character goals, and the ever elusive ending.

This week’s best thing: Rocketman movie! Go see it! https://tickets.rocketman.movie/ (I hope Taron Edgerton gets an Oscar nom!)

Mentions:

Beyond the Screenplay podcast – https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/beyond-the-screenplay/2019/5/3/episode-9-gone-girl-8khy4 

Lessons from a Screenplay Youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErSSa3CaP_GJxmFpdjG9Jw

Deepening character goals article: https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/writing-better-character-goals/#

4 types of endings – https://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/story-endings.html

My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due – http://lpen.co/mysoultokeep

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017: Drafting Rituals & Telling Myself the Story

017: Drafting Rituals & Telling Myself the Story

June 10, 2019

Fast drafting, writing rituals, and a mini rant on naming your fantasy months.

"The first draft is just you telling yourself the story." —Terry Pratchett

This week’s best thing: New York Times's Tiny Love Stories - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/style/tiny-modern-love-stories-most-beautiful-hands.html

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016: There is no spoon…and other life lessons

016: There is no spoon…and other life lessons

June 3, 2019
Peeling the layers back on character and plot as I prepare to fast draft next week. Also, The Matrix turns 20 this year and I wax philosophical on my Matrix tattoo.

This week's best thing: New music from Sleater-Kinney! Video directed by Miranda July!

Mentions:

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015: A Little Each Day

015: A Little Each Day

May 27, 2019
Scheduling the time needed to chip away at my long to-do list.
 
This week’s best thing: The Jeffersons live on ABC
 
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014: Plotting with Character & Theme

014: Plotting with Character & Theme

May 20, 2019

An overview of my first week plotting book 4 in my fantasy series. 

This week’s best thing: Plotting! Perhaps my favorite part of the writing process.

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013: Terrifying & Fun

013: Terrifying & Fun

May 13, 2019
Starting a brand new book… no, I’m not scared at all.
 
This week’s best thing: Soot and Slipper by Kate Stradling
 
Links:
 
 
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