7 Reasons Why You Should Outline Your Novel DURING Revision | A Writer’s Path

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Another look at outlining, this time with a different approach.

by Kelsie Engen Today we’re going to talk about how to approach the next revision step: developmental edits. Basically, this means addressing the major, structural issues of your WIP before m…

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Archetypes: The Mentor

Corey D. Truax

father.jpgMentors are one of my favorite archetypes.  They span in type and function wildly.  They can be good, bad, indifferent, insane, comical, and everything in-between.  Today we will look at what a mentor is, what their psychological functions can be, and offer some different types to play with.

If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time then you know how much I love an origins story.  The origin of the mentor is a cool one!

Homer penned up the character, Mentor, in The Odyssey.  The devious goddess Athena used Mentor’s body as a meat suit a couple of times to influence major characters to pursue different courses of action.  Even when not being possessed by busty goddesses, Mentor worked as a trusted adviser to the wayward Odysseus.

I also ran the word, “mentor,” through the Online Etymological Dictionary (which is awesome if you haven’t…

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WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY SERIES (CHAPTER 3)

Grady P Brown - Author

I have started the third chapter of my fantasy series and the plot is quickly beginning to thicken. The main character has made several significant encounters with characters that will play big roles in the future story. Now, he will reveal to us his life with his family and how they interact with one another. Overall, my protagonist has proven to be a humble individual with simple tastes and no big ambitions. He has already proven to be a complex individual and he will continue to develop as the story progresses.

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21 Must-Haves for Your Story Structure (in 90 Seconds) – Helping Writers Become Authors

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Must haves for story structure that can help you avoid cheesy, fatal mistakes in your story.

Who knew furry little rodents were such experts on story arc? See the three-act structure acted out to perfection!

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