Posts Tagged: More Than a Guilty Pleasure

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

Welcome to Week 7 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 3–Careening Towards the HAPPY ENDING!

Welcome to Week 7 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week, we are running as fast as we can towards… the happy ending: (That, btw, is the skanky cover of Episode 4 of Text Me, Cupid–Saving Christmas. Which releases

Welcome to Week 7 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 3–Careening Towards the HAPPY ENDING!

Welcome to Week 7 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week, we are running as fast as we can towards… the happy ending: (That, btw, is the skanky cover of Episode 4 of Text Me, Cupid–Saving Christmas. Which releases

Welcome to Week 6 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 2, Part 2-Crafting the DARK MOMENT

Welcome to Week 6 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week, we careen towards the DARK MOMENT. This is the most difficult and critical part of the novel. I mean, if we can make such generalizations. What’s more important,

Welcome to Week 6 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 2, Part 2-Crafting the DARK MOMENT

Welcome to Week 6 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week, we careen towards the DARK MOMENT. This is the most difficult and critical part of the novel. I mean, if we can make such generalizations. What’s more important,

Welcome to Week 5 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 2, Avoiding the Saggy Middle

Welcome to Week 5 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! Yesterday, the class got to come… er… you see, what I’ve been doing, is I’ve been teaching them edging… um… well, we can cover that here another day. Anyway, today

Welcome to Week 5 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 2, Avoiding the Saggy Middle

Welcome to Week 5 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! Yesterday, the class got to come… er… you see, what I’ve been doing, is I’ve been teaching them edging… um… well, we can cover that here another day. Anyway, today

Welcome to Week 4 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 1, from Inciting Incident to First Climax

We are in Week 4 (five, if you count our class-less but prompt-full week) of the More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story class, and this week, we drill into the do’s

Welcome to Week 4 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 1, from Inciting Incident to First Climax

We are in Week 4 (five, if you count our class-less but prompt-full week) of the More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story class, and this week, we drill into the do’s

Welcome to Week 3 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: to Plot or to Plan

Welcome to Week 3 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story. This is an in-person class that I’m teaching in Calgary, and, if you’re coming to us late–sorry! You canna join.

Welcome to Week 3 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: to Plot or to Plan

Welcome to Week 3 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story. This is an in-person class that I’m teaching in Calgary, and, if you’re coming to us late–sorry! You canna join.

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Acts, Scenes & Characters

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week we will be talking about acts, scenes, characters, and start pondering YOUR IDEA. Get inspired by watching Kurt Vonnegut: WEEK TWO FULL SLIDE DECK + EXTRA MATERIALS FOR

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Acts, Scenes & Characters

Welcome to Week 2 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week we will be talking about acts, scenes, characters, and start pondering YOUR IDEA. Get inspired by watching Kurt Vonnegut: WEEK TWO FULL SLIDE DECK + EXTRA MATERIALS FOR

When Words Collide: The ‘little’ yyc reader + writer festival that could change your life

I can’t believe it’s only been one year. Wait. That’s not quite how I was going to start this. I was going to choose one of my highlight moments from When Words Collide 2017—Calgary’s amazing reader and writer con that

When Words Collide: The ‘little’ yyc reader + writer festival that could change your life

I can’t believe it’s only been one year. Wait. That’s not quite how I was going to start this. I was going to choose one of my highlight moments from When Words Collide 2017—Calgary’s amazing reader and writer con that