May you have good health, happiness, love, and success in the year ahead!
From The Wright Writers of Dayton
Article of the Month
New Year’s Resolution for Writers
by Author Colleen Green
Writing is a creative process, the key word being process. Crafting a story takes time, determination, and patience. The best way to produce a novel is to follow achievable steps. This serves two purposes. One, it makes you realize the amount of work that is ahead. Two, it focuses your attention on the details, and the order they need done.
Example: I want to write a novel by the end of the year. The novel will be a final draft ready to send to an editor.
1. Develop Characters
What is your main character’s conflict? What goal does each person want to reach? Who or what is standing in their way? What do you hope to resolve by the end of the novel?
To help with this part, I use index cards. Written on each card is a character’s name, age, and relation to others. I use push pins to place them on a board. Below a person’s card I put their children’s card. Beside each person I put their brothers and sisters. This creates a family tree. It helps to illustrate how relationships affect the overall story flow.
2. Outline Story
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Book of the Month
Thesaurus of the Senses expands your possibilities to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell to describe the world around you. It collects some of the best English sensory words in one place to enliven your writing and help you build persuasive description. It’s an indispensable tool for writers, poets, bloggers, editors, and students.
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Inspirational Quote of the Month
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.
Word of the Month
Timorous (adj.) Showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence:
“A timorous demeanor.”
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