Friday, December 1, 2017

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 178

Writing hasn't gone as well as I might have hoped these last couple of weeks. Part of it has to do with being extra busy both at work and at home, but mostly it has to do with the current chapter.

(That's the ticket! It's not my fault, it's the chapter's)

You see, I've trapped my protagonist inside a building surrounded by the bad guys. She has some special abilities that will help her escape, but it won't be easy.  I haven't yet decided how she's going to accomplish this little trick, especially when I consider the restrictions I put on her powers earlier in the story.  I usually have these kind of details worked out long before I begin writing a chapter, but this time I thought I'd just paint my character into a corner and see how she gets out of it.  

I'm sure I'll figure it out, it's just going to take a while. Unfortunately, this chapter is due for submission to my critique group in about a week. Doh!

Enjoy the links and have a great week! 


Why You Need an Author Tagline

Producing Your Books in Audio Part Seven: Marketing

What makes a great climax?

The Close-Up Connection

3 Tips To Creating A Time Bomb Plot Device

Inconceivable! Dealing with Problems of Unbelievability

The Writer’s Guide to Social Media Organization


  1. Just write down a bunch of options. I had a situation like that with my first book. I knew what was to happen but not the most plausible way for it to happen.

    1. I've already put together an outline of what has to happen, but right now outlining makes me feel like I'm just stalling. :)

  2. It will come to you in your sleep, so keep a pen and notebook handy.

  3. The old painting yourself into a corner trick, heh? Well, maybe a mouse with save the day. Good luck ... I know you can do it. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette