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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

Day 4 of Act 1, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Day 4, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class! Keep on going! And don’t forget to skip the hard bits. No, seriously. mjanecolette SLIDE DECK from Week 4 (Password Protected) SLIDE DECK from Week 3 (Password Protected) SLIDE DECK + READING

Day 4 of Act 1, #amwritingromance #morethanaguiltypleasure

Day 4, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class! Keep on going! And don’t forget to skip the hard bits. No, seriously. mjanecolette SLIDE DECK from Week 4 (Password Protected) SLIDE DECK from Week 3 (Password Protected) SLIDE DECK + READING

Day 3 of Writing Act 1 #amwriting

Good morning, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, welcome to Day 3 of writing Act 1. Do not lose your momentum. Remember, what’s the prime rookie mistake? Being too nice to your characters! Something bad should be happening to your

Day 3 of Writing Act 1 #amwriting

Good morning, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, welcome to Day 3 of writing Act 1. Do not lose your momentum. Remember, what’s the prime rookie mistake? Being too nice to your characters! Something bad should be happening to your

Day 2 of writing Act 1 #amwriting

Welcome to Day 2 of Act 1, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class! Don’t forget, the star of Act 1 is the Inciting Incident: …which is probably NOT the Cute Meet. And, remember:   Now get offline and WRITE! mjanecolette

Day 2 of writing Act 1 #amwriting

Welcome to Day 2 of Act 1, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class! Don’t forget, the star of Act 1 is the Inciting Incident: …which is probably NOT the Cute Meet. And, remember:   Now get offline and WRITE! mjanecolette

“Jane, where’s my writing prompt?” “This is Week 4, kitten! And you’re writing Act 1 now.”

Ok, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, this is it. This week, you write, not just as practice and process, but to a purpose, and you are writing Act 1. Remember, do your writer math: Writing a 15,000 word novella

“Jane, where’s my writing prompt?” “This is Week 4, kitten! And you’re writing Act 1 now.”

Ok, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class, this is it. This week, you write, not just as practice and process, but to a purpose, and you are writing Act 1. Remember, do your writer math: Writing a 15,000 word novella

More Than a Guilty Pleasure, Day 21 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: The rug burn was worth it. RULES (for everyone) 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. Write to

More Than a Guilty Pleasure, Day 21 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: The rug burn was worth it. RULES (for everyone) 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. Write to