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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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 20 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: But then, suddenly, his wings fell off. 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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 20 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: But then, suddenly, his wings fell off. 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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 19 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: First, she would need six pounds of cherries. 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.

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 19 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: First, she would need six pounds of cherries. 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.

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 18 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: It turned out he did know a thing or two about knots. 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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 18 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: It turned out he did know a thing or two about knots. 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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 17 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: It was not ideal. 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 a natural

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 17 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: It was not ideal. 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 a natural

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 16 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: He didn’t think a kiss could be that bad. 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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 16 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: He didn’t think a kiss could be that bad. 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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 15 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: “Tell me more.” 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 a natural ending.

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 15 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: “Tell me more.” 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 a natural ending.

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 14 #writing prompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: No one was surprised when the couch tipped over. 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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 14 #writing prompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: No one was surprised when the couch tipped over. 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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 13 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: He was going to break her heart. She knew 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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 13 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

WRITING PROMPT: He was going to break her heart. She knew 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

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 12 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

(Yes, my week has 12 days. LOL. You know what I mean–we’re in the second week of the course, and the 12th day of the writing prompts.) WRITING PROMPT: “I don’t expect you to walk in them,” he said. RULES

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Week 2, Day 12 #writingprompt #amwritingromance

(Yes, my week has 12 days. LOL. You know what I mean–we’re in the second week of the course, and the 12th day of the writing prompts.) WRITING PROMPT: “I don’t expect you to walk in them,” he said. RULES