Tag Archive | Larry Brooks

Surprises While Plotting

I’ve been having a lot fun plotting my latest idea and I think I’m around the halfway part of it or the mid-point. As defined by Larry Brooks, author of Story Engineering: New information that enters the story squarely in the middle of it, that changes the contextual experience and understanding of either the reader, […]

A New Marketing Rule I Think I Just Made Up

Even if I didn’t, it worth mentioning. We all know about the power of word of mouth, that wonderful form of advertising where a friend tells another friend to buy something. For me, it’s the primary way I buy anything. There are far too many options and not enough time to vet them all. Once […]

Dog Days Are Over #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Read two chapters of Story Engineering a day until I finish it. Test my grasp of those lessons on my WIP and short stories. I’m still in the character section of Story Engineering. The last part I read had to with plot vs. subplot vs. subtext. I sort of get it. I understand […]

My Training as an Engineer Thus Far #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Read two chapters of Story Engineering a day until I finish it. Test my grasp of those lessons on my WIP and short stories. Things are still very GOOD. I’ve kept up with my reading of Story Engineering. Right now I’m in a large section breaking down character into three specific dimensions which […]

Represent #ROW80 Update

Okay, I’m going to be adjusting my goals. Let me explain. I’m in the last three or four chapters of my book and I’ve been getting writing done towards them. Writing I like. Mighty writing. Some days are tougher than others, but that’s par for the course especially for a newbie like me. Despite my […]

Gotta Eat That Frog #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already! The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off. The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book. It’s Tuesday as I write this and at long last, I’VE GOTTEN SOME WRITING DONE! Maybe I’ll get more done by […]

Where To Begin #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already! The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off. The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book. The quick version is I got zero writing done. Read on for the explanation. Not the break I thought it was […]