Wasn’t that every woman’s dream?
Beginners: Write for 15 minutes.
Intermediate: Write for 45 minutes.
Advanced: You can’t write today. (EDGING!)
You can THINK about what you’d write. You can “write” in your head. Or while you go for a walk. But you can’t sit down and put words on paper/screen. Don’t cheat. You’ll thank me tomorrow.
PS Have you seen this Kurt Vonnegut about stories? No? After you write today, this video is your reward:
- Start timer or set number of pages you’re writing towards (Beginners, use timer as discussed in class).
- Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD.
- No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your eyes only.
- Stop. No, you can’t write more. The repeat comes the next day. THIS IS EDGING.
SLIDE DECK + READING LIST from Week 1 (FULL, Password Protected–Password Given in Class)
WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT?
I’m teaching this course:
More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story
Learn to seduce a reader from the first sentence through to the heart-thumping, breath-taking, you-knew-it-was-coming-but-not-this-way! happy ending. Motivated students will be given the structure and support to complete a first draft of a romance novel by week 8; beginning students will learn how to play with tropes, tension, pacing, climaxes (dramatic and other), dialogue, and character development.
If you’re not in the course, you can still do the writing prompts with us for the next three weeks. 🙂
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