Story Genius Worksheet

I’ve been reading (and loving) Lisa Cron’s STORY GENIUS and believe her approach might help me wrangle the plot of my current WIP. And because I’m a visual person, I decided a worksheet would help me apply her process to this untamed story.

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Shauna Holyoak
Monster Plotting Using Frankenstein Beat Sheets

SCBWI Presentation From Hardcore Panster to Chapter-Outline Plotter So, this follows my evolution from a seriously pantser (discovery writer) to a beat-sheet lovin', chapter-outline plotter. First, let, me clarify that I don't believe this is the best way to plot. There is no such thing. All writers must find their own way, and this is…

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Spencer Erickson
My Very First Official Edit Letter

I got my first edit letter a little over a month ago and… It was actually not as devastating as I expected it to be. Really. It was like getting a crazy-long to-do list disguised as a love letter. Or a love letter disguised as a to-do list? All I know is that it was … 

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Spencer Erickson
#PitchWars 2017, Mentor Wishlist!!!

It’s that time of year again, aren’t you excited? Team oMG is! Before we dive into our wishlist *rubs hands together* we’d like to tell you a little about ourselves, and why we can’t wait to pay it forward, and help a fellow writer out. So, I’m Cass *wave* and this is, oh, possibly my

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Spencer Erickson
My Writing Story: A Brief and Truncated History

I was probably twelve when I realized that I could become a writer someday. Having escaped the horrors of middle-school through stacks and stacks of library books, it finally dawned on me that I too could create stories that would soothe, inspire, and imaginate (yes, I made that word up) readers just like me.

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Spencer Erickson