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Friday Writing Inspiration: Joyce Carol Oates

On this fine Friday, I’m honing in on an idea for my next novel. I’m talking, beat-sheet, spur-of-the-moment trips to Barnes & Noble to finally read Save the Cat, kind of honing. I’ve posted about this before, and I know there are two pretty divisive schools of thought on whether outlining does or does not… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Joyce Carol Oates

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To Outline or Not to Outline: Writing a Novel Starting in the Middle

The last couple of months I’ve been brewing ideas for a new novel, and I feel like I am finally ready to start something new. After a sad attempt at starting at the beginning (the writing was feeling really forced and just not there), I jotted down the first scene that came to my mind,… Continue reading To Outline or Not to Outline: Writing a Novel Starting in the Middle