SOME PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO THE ALSO INTUITIVE AND CREATIVE ART OF REVISING YOUR WRITING

This month (July heading into August 2022) the Monarch Writers are looking at some readings on revising our writing, with an excerpt from a book called, what else — ‘On Revision’ subtitled ‘The Only Writing that Matters’. We’re currently reading … Continue reading SOME PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO THE ALSO INTUITIVE AND CREATIVE ART OF REVISING YOUR WRITING

PLOT & STRUCTURE – by James Scott Bell – Introduction Chapter Notes – WHAT IT TAKES TO LEARN PLOT

‘What it Takes to Learn Plot’ The Monarch Writers is doing in person meets again, so we will have a ‘theme’ for the month, meaning some kind of discussion beyond working on our projects, and this month we are going … Continue reading PLOT & STRUCTURE – by James Scott Bell – Introduction Chapter Notes – WHAT IT TAKES TO LEARN PLOT

OCTOBER 2020 – Prepping for National Novel Writing Month / Focus on Character Development

This month the Monarch Writers are excited about the yearly November tradition of National Novel Writing Month, which several of us are participating in this year. You can get a jump on your preparation by following some of the great videos on the NaNo Youtube account and set reminders for those to watch them live. Take a closer look at the Prep-101 section of their homepage. And focus with us on our lead this month which is characterization. There are literally thousands of CHARACTER SHEETS available online for figuring out your characters deeper story that sets them up with the … Continue reading OCTOBER 2020 – Prepping for National Novel Writing Month / Focus on Character Development