The Beat Sheet Deep Dive: Act II pt 2

We are examining the beat sheet in detail. This is the second part of our dive into the second act. The second act is where we find the bulk of the story. We’re at the point of a plot twist.

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The Beat Sheet Deep Dive: Act II pt 1

Welcome to the next part of our deep dive into the beat sheet. We’ve looked at the beats that make up the first act. Now it’s time for the second act. This is where things get real for the main

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The Beat Sheet Deep Dive: Act I

The next beat is to state the theme. This needs to be subtle. Don’t have anyone in the story say it aloud, so to speak. Show it. Don’t tell the reader. No one in life says my life is about

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The Beat Sheet: An Overview

When you are starting a story, you need to know approximately where things should happen. It helps you to maintain the pacing of your story. There is a great tool for this process — the beat sheet. I use a

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Feline Freedom League January 2023 Mission Report

From: Agent MollyTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 1 January 2023Subject: Mission Report I must admit that I am not happy with the directive that I need to lose weight. I’m big boned, and that’s where most of the weight comes from. I’m

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Eirwen pt 3

Link to Eirwen pt 2 She explored the space in which she found herself. She hadn’t liked the cage, but it had been palatial when compared to the traveling cage. She didn’t like cages. She sat under the tree that

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Eirwen pt 2

Link to Eirwen pt 1 Tom Markham peered through the gloom. Damn it was cold. He studied the alley. Would a toddler go down it? He wished he knew for certain. At least the snow was easing off. The weather

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Eirwen pt 1

She picked her way along the street. The white stuff had been falling for quite a while. It was quite deep now, almost to her shoulder. She needed to find a warm dry place where she could be safe. She

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Felline Freedom League December 2022 Report

From: Agent ZoeTo: Mr. WhiskersDate: 4 December 2022Subject: Mission ReportWe have received your decision and I must say, I’m disappointed. I will abide by your decision to promote Agent Probie to Senior Agent. I will be the bigger cat and

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Managing Your Writing Time

If you are like me, you are juggling a lot of ideas, written drafts, brainstorming, and other writing tasks. You may feel as though there isn’t enough time to deal with it all. It is easy to manage your tasks

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