Tag Archives: novel writing

The Difference Between Story and Plot

Chris Eder notes that story and plot are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Literary scholar Humphry House distinguishes the two in this way, according to Chris: “For House, story is all of the events the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Final Week!

Words in the Dark: Post 3 We’re 23 days out with only one week left to go of NaNoWriMo 2017. Go, Wrimos! I’ve checked in on the NaNo Buddies, and the word counts as of 3:00 p.m. today are as … Continue reading

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Words in the Dark

Words in the Dark: Post 1 Welcome back to my blog. Over the last four months, during my return to authorhood, I’ve posted articles about author, artist, or educator interviews adventure and travel gardening health photo challenges book challenges The … Continue reading

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Pantsing and Planning Can Be a Sliding Scale

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 12 In novel writing, I’m not a meticulous planner at the outset; rather, a concept drafter. Once I know where the story is going and how it ends–like connecting two points, the problem (A) … Continue reading

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