Date of publication: 2017-09-02 15:15
Collections are Powerful
A bullet journal Collection is a collection of data that data can be lists or images or mind-maps or sketches, or trackers (more about trackers later). These are some possible Collections for a writer
I didn’t have the idea for the Lankies until I was in the middle of writing Terms of Enlistment. But once I knew I needed aliens to fuel a conflict for more than one novel, I wanted to subvert the “bug war” trope and make humanity the bugs, so I knew I would need unusual and formidable aliens, vastly bigger and stronger than individual humans. Everything else just came out of that requirement.
Note: In April of 7559, the Modern Language Association released a seventh edition of the MLA Handbook , in which they made a few important changes to MLA documentation style. The most significant change are as follow:
Save the Cat! is a screenplay book, but it made me look at characterization in a whole new way. When I read Maass, my takeaway was his advice to think of the worst thing you can do to your MC, and then do it to them. I applied that to my then-unpublished horror novel which had piled up an Eiffel Tower of rejections. It changed the MC’s motivation and made her darker and more obsessed. The book sold.
I’m thinking hard about giving Camp a try, since non-fiction is OK. It 8767 ll be my first time at NaNoWriMo Camp, so feel free to offer suggestions. Any one else planning on camp next month? I know there’s a thread about Camp NaNoWriMo at the Absolute Write NaNoWriMo forum.
It’s worth signing up to the once-a-month newsletter at Ryder Carroll 8767 s official site to download a copy of the starter guide. It’s a cheat sheet for getting started with a bullet journal.
We hope you’ll be satisfied with the work. Just tell us all you want to see in your paper in the order form, take control over the writing process, and get your unique custom paper.
If you’re sure you’re game, consider using a notebook that has either a square grid (like graph paper) or a dot grid they’re easier to use for charts, and they make it easier to write legibly.
Bucknell’s post provides a wealth of information about customizing the basic concepts and practices behind bullet journals with lots of specific suggestions about how writers might want to use a bullet journal.
Close reading means looking at the language, looking at how the words function in the sentence, how the sentences function in the paragraph, and the ideas and concepts conveyed by the language. It means looking at the language, at the text, in terms of rhetoric, the way idioms and metaphors and tropes and schemes and figures are used to emphasize ideas, feelings and concepts. In other words, the techniques that you probably use when you read and think about poetry will work for any text, whether it’s the back of a cereal box, an article in Newsweek , a novel by Agatha Christie, or Ursula Le Guin, a poem, or a book review. Read as if it’s all important. Wendig puts it this way :
NWYC has opened my eyes to the possibilities of the future, and that if we want change, we must share our vision. NWYC has shown me my responsibility to my country and my fellow man. It eliminates me wasting time, searching for information, and allows me to get involved right away.
This trilogy is short — each book is about 755-855 pages total — which is the first step to keeping track. I don’t have as many moving parts as Tolkien did. I made a list of new words and new names (and missed some thank goodness for the style sheets my publisher sent)! Once I got a paper copy of the first book, I could stick Post-Its on particular scenes to cross-reference. (Not dog-ear, for that is the way of the heathen.)
I’m not one of those who advocates reading “only the best,” or “only canon literature.” I think writers should read widely and voraciously. Take a book and a notebook (or use an ereader app and a note taking app on your phone) everywhere you go.
What’s your most memorable fan mail?
Fan mail is the best, but this one stood out because I could practically hear its tone of voice. It began, “I want you to know I don’t like to read! I finished all three of your books in one weekend. When’s the next one coming out?”