Monthly Archives: May 2012

First 1,000 words

I’m re-reading The Writer’s Little Helper and came across a chapter that instructs that the first 1,000 words must: introduce heroic character: personality, appearance, flaws, strengths. Force reader to care. introduce or allude to enemy. Characterize. present the conflicts of … Continue reading

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new scenes

I’m doing the rewrite in multiple passes, one pass per story arc. Today I got near the end of the President and Linda Haig arc and wrote two new scenes. These both occur a day after the US/PK invasion fleet … Continue reading

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