[Plotting About] April 2014 / Week 3 / #writing #Weaver / Chapter 9

Don't kid yourself, each first draft is utter horseshite.

Ain’t dat da truth.

I’m happy to say Chapter 9 is finished.

Chapter 9 is where the narrative splits and sends Melinda in one direction and Spence in the other for a few chapters.

I split them up originally back at Chapter 1 but felt that was a bad idea and kept them together until Chapter 8.

The end of Chapter 9 had been longer originally and gone into Chapter 10 but I decided to go with less is more.

It shuffles everyone into position for what I’ve already written.

Chapter 10 becomes between the new Act One and the old Act Two. If all goes well, Chapter 11 (which is 5 pages over my 15pg cut off for chapters) will start Spence’s journey back to meet up with Melinda and company.

Hope to make some headway into Chapter 10 tomorrow.

That brings the  Where Weavers Daire K BAR count is:

On a television note: Orphan Black! New Season! Yay!

[Plotting About] Some #writing links

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I went to a few writing panels at Emerald City Comic Con and found most of them to be helpful.

Below is a list of links that were brought up at the con as well as the recent Rhody Writers Group Meet Up.

Writer’s Digest Classes
Gotham Writing Classes
Matthew Keefer’s novel
Association of Rhode Island Authors
Romance Writers of America Conference
RI Romance Writers
Ocean State Summer Writing Conference
Writer’s Digest Conference 2014
Miss Snark
Helping Writers Become Authors
Netgalley
Edelweiss
Patreon
Greenerside digital
Story cartel
Trello
48hrs books
Gumroad
Amazon advantage
Createspace
Breadpig
Fresh books

And more links at Hallowed Ink Press‘s Helpful link page.

[Plotting About] April 2014 / Week 2 / Weaver / Chapter 8

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The writing advice goes like this: Drop the manuscript in the drawer and come back to it in a month to see what needs to be changed.

Of course it would help if the manuscript was finished.

I came back from Emerald City Comic Con having not touched Weaver for a week except to read it on the plane and decided to listen to my gut and cut Chapters 9-13.

And change the last page of Chapter 8.

Why change it?

It was 4 chapters of building up already established characters with a slow built to revealing a villian that sorta worked even if Melinda was part of it all.

Chapter 8 is the “we’re all screwed time to run or run and fight” chapter and I essentially took the easy way out and let everyone escape unscathed.

Some of the scenes are savable. There’s a call to action scene for Melinda that’s a must.

That brings the  Where Weavers Daire K BAR count is:

In non-novel news: I have been enjoying the meetings of the Association of Rhode Island Authors. It’s more networking than writing group which makes it enjoyable since many of the people are published.

In freelance graphic designer news: RKB Studios is looking for clients.

If you think your website needs a facelift via WordPress then please let me know.

[Television Ep Embed] Last Night’s Community GI Joe episode

If you missed last night’s episode of Community where the entire Greendale Cast was GI Joes here it is.

This is why I love this show.

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