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And they lived happily ever after: Day 3 of Act 3, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #happilyeverafter

Happy Leap Year Day, MORE THAN A GUILTY PLEASURE class! Here’s where you probably are right now… Your advice? Roll with it… you’ll seed it in the Stage 5 & 6 of plotting. Or… cut it. Don’t be like Dickens.

And they lived happily ever after: Day 3 of Act 3, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #happilyeverafter

Happy Leap Year Day, MORE THAN A GUILTY PLEASURE class! Here’s where you probably are right now… Your advice? Roll with it… you’ll seed it in the Stage 5 & 6 of plotting. Or… cut it. Don’t be like Dickens.

And they lived happily ever after: Day 2 of Act 3, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #happilyeverafter

Jane! Help! I know what the ending is supposed to be but I don’t know how to get there! I gotcha, babe. In Act 3, you have one job and one job only: So. Guiding principle for every scene. Are

And they lived happily ever after: Day 2 of Act 3, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #happilyeverafter

Jane! Help! I know what the ending is supposed to be but I don’t know how to get there! I gotcha, babe. In Act 3, you have one job and one job only: So. Guiding principle for every scene. Are

And they lived happily ever after: Day 1 of Act 3, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #happilyeverafter

I am so proud of you, More than A Guilty Pleasure (I actually typed more than a dirty pleasure, lol) Class! You’re in the homestretch! ALMOST DONE! This is the easy part. Really. You might be feeling really good about

And they lived happily ever after: Day 1 of Act 3, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #happilyeverafter

I am so proud of you, More than A Guilty Pleasure (I actually typed more than a dirty pleasure, lol) Class! You’re in the homestretch! ALMOST DONE! This is the easy part. Really. You might be feeling really good about

Day 14 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #darkmoment

I have the shivers, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. Have you shattered her yet? She wants to be shattered. She needs to be broken open, in order to heal. Remember?   Don’t worry. Tomorrow, we start to rebuild. But

Day 14 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #darkmoment

I have the shivers, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. Have you shattered her yet? She wants to be shattered. She needs to be broken open, in order to heal. Remember?   Don’t worry. Tomorrow, we start to rebuild. But

Day 13 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #darkmoment

Are you there yet, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class? “No, Jane! It’s not working!” Chill. Remember: So… Stop being so safe. So nice. Break something. Better yet… someone. Best of all? Your heroine. Smash her. This week’s Slide Deck:

Day 13 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #darkmoment

Are you there yet, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class? “No, Jane! It’s not working!” Chill. Remember: So… Stop being so safe. So nice. Break something. Better yet… someone. Best of all? Your heroine. Smash her. This week’s Slide Deck:

Day 12 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #darkmoment

So close, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class! Today, a reminder… This is what you’re doing with your plot, your love story. Your Dark Moment. You’re shattering our heroine (reader)… so that you can rebuild her, heal her. You’re doing

Day 12 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #darkmoment

So close, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class! Today, a reminder… This is what you’re doing with your plot, your love story. Your Dark Moment. You’re shattering our heroine (reader)… so that you can rebuild her, heal her. You’re doing

Day 11 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #letshavesomefun

You’re doing great, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. So, today… have some fun… Indulge that urge for description… But don’t do this: Break something… This week’s Slide Deck: SLIDE DECK from Week 6 – Act 2, Part 2: crafting

Day 11 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #letshavesomefun

You’re doing great, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. So, today… have some fun… Indulge that urge for description… But don’t do this: Break something… This week’s Slide Deck: SLIDE DECK from Week 6 – Act 2, Part 2: crafting

Day 10 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #runlikethedevil

How are you doing, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class? Keep up the momentum. Remember what Steven Pressfield said:   All right. Run. Break something… This week’s Slide Deck: SLIDE DECK from Week 6 – Act 2, Part 2: crafting

Day 10 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #runlikethedevil

How are you doing, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class? Keep up the momentum. Remember what Steven Pressfield said:   All right. Run. Break something… This week’s Slide Deck: SLIDE DECK from Week 6 – Act 2, Part 2: crafting

Day 9 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #thisisthehardpart

Good morning, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class… this is the hard week. Of course it’s hard. Because even if you’re writing a rom-com… you’re building to destroy. You can totally skip ahead, by the way, write the DARK MOMENT

Day 9 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #thisisthehardpart

Good morning, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class… this is the hard week. Of course it’s hard. Because even if you’re writing a rom-com… you’re building to destroy. You can totally skip ahead, by the way, write the DARK MOMENT

Day 8 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #thisisthehardpart

So, as we discussed yesterday, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class… this is the hard week. Construction. Relentlessly building towards the Dark Moment… This is hard. It’s supposed to be hard. This quarter of the draft is a SLOG. Do.

Day 8 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #thisisthehardpart

So, as we discussed yesterday, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class… this is the hard week. Construction. Relentlessly building towards the Dark Moment… This is hard. It’s supposed to be hard. This quarter of the draft is a SLOG. Do.

Day 7 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #halfwaypoint

Congratulations, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. This is it! You’ve hit the middle! You fucking rock, babes, and you are so gonna finish this book! Let’s make things easy today. You know that detour you’ve been resisting? Do it.

Day 7 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #halfwaypoint

Congratulations, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. This is it! You’ve hit the middle! You fucking rock, babes, and you are so gonna finish this book! Let’s make things easy today. You know that detour you’ve been resisting? Do it.

Day 6 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #abs

Guess what, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class? You’re almost at the middle. So today… here you go: You’re welcome. Also, if you’re stuck today… write a sex scene. I think it’s about time to get Jethro and Maybelline naked

Day 6 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure #abs

Guess what, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class? You’re almost at the middle. So today… here you go: You’re welcome. Also, if you’re stuck today… write a sex scene. I think it’s about time to get Jethro and Maybelline naked

Day 5 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Mondays have a bad rap, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. Don’t pay any attention to it. You’re building a habit, and you’re just gonna keep on writing. So today, just a reminder: And it’s discipline and habit that see

Day 5 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Mondays have a bad rap, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. Don’t pay any attention to it. You’re building a habit, and you’re just gonna keep on writing. So today, just a reminder: And it’s discipline and habit that see

Day 4 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Hello, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. Whatcha doing on Day 4 of Act 2? I know you’re not stuck, cause you know better than that. But if you are just a tiny bit stuck… now’s the time to switch

Day 4 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Hello, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. Whatcha doing on Day 4 of Act 2? I know you’re not stuck, cause you know better than that. But if you are just a tiny bit stuck… now’s the time to switch

Day 3 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Time flies when you’re sticking to your writing scheule, More Than A Guilty Pleasure, class. Here comes Day e of Act 2. Feeling a little stuck today? Today, you can do a little bit of backstory. No! Stop! Too much!

Day 3 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Time flies when you’re sticking to your writing scheule, More Than A Guilty Pleasure, class. Here comes Day e of Act 2. Feeling a little stuck today? Today, you can do a little bit of backstory. No! Stop! Too much!

Day 2 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Happy Valentine’s Day, More Than A Guilty Pleasure, class. Here comes Day 2 of Act 2. Keep on moving. Remember, this is your homework: And remember what the villain of Act 2 is? Try not to write them. But don’t

Day 2 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Happy Valentine’s Day, More Than A Guilty Pleasure, class. Here comes Day 2 of Act 2. Keep on moving. Remember, this is your homework: And remember what the villain of Act 2 is? Try not to write them. But don’t

Day 1 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Babes! Here comes Act 2! This is the big one, fifty percent of your piece. The part where you will make the most mistakes. Don’t worry about it. That’s what editing is for. The part where you are most likely

Day 1 of Act 2, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Babes! Here comes Act 2! This is the big one, fifty percent of your piece. The part where you will make the most mistakes. Don’t worry about it. That’s what editing is for. The part where you are most likely

Day 7 of Act 1, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Day 7, More Than A Guilty Pleasure! Have you hit the Point of No Return yet? No? Then write like the wind. This is the point at which your heroine–and you–and your reader–are all irrecoverably committed to the plot. There

Day 7 of Act 1, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Day 7, More Than A Guilty Pleasure! Have you hit the Point of No Return yet? No? Then write like the wind. This is the point at which your heroine–and you–and your reader–are all irrecoverably committed to the plot. There

Day 6 of Act 1, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Where is the time doing, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class? Day 6 already! Keep up the pace. Skip the hard bits. Go easy on the backstory. Think in beats. Move fast. You are not J. R.R. Tolkien. ;P mjanecolette

Day 6 of Act 1, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Where is the time doing, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class? Day 6 already! Keep up the pace. Skip the hard bits. Go easy on the backstory. Think in beats. Move fast. You are not J. R.R. Tolkien. ;P mjanecolette

Day 5 of Act 1, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Woo-hoo, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, Day 5, watch you go! How’s the edging going? Ok, you know what you can do today? A tiny bit of backstory… Stop, stop! That’s too much! Just a little bit. You’ve got

Day 5 of Act 1, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Woo-hoo, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, Day 5, watch you go! How’s the edging going? Ok, you know what you can do today? A tiny bit of backstory… Stop, stop! That’s too much! Just a little bit. You’ve got