The Stages of Storytelling

I love this site and the newsletter that comes with it. The posts offer practical advice and inspiration for writers of all levels.

The site promotes a couple of kinds of story development software, but you don’t need to buy either to enjoy the current posts and the archive.

Today’s post breaks writing down into four steps.

  1. Inspiration
  2. Development
  3. Exposition
  4. Storytelling

My current projects are on the fifth step–revision, but that involves looking back at the others to evaluate my original intention and to “see again” (re-vise) what the story has become.

Where are you in this process?

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My Authors Guild Site

Art ideas for kids related to my book, Everyday Art for the Classroom Teacher

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Poetry Prompts and Samples Related to My Chapbook Early Tigers

My Writing Page on Facebook

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Learning Ideas for Pre-K- Grade 1 Related to my Book ABC Follow Me

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Get Into Your Writing Flow with a Personal Ritual

On this long-neglected blog, I’ve shared links to articles for writers. I wanted to keep them handy for myself and share them with others.

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I’ve had separate blogs for my own writing. In the coming weeks I’m going to revive this site and add in content from my other writing blogs. Moving forward, I will be posting here more regularly.

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I’ll start with an issue that’s been bothering me. Maybe it bothers you too. I’m having trouble getting started on my projects. I’ve tried challenges, goals, reminders, and schedules. Nothing seems to work. Here’s an old link that might be helpful for me. It might help you too. I hope so.

Click on the link for routines of famous writers.

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Writing Rituals: Routines and Strange Habits of Writers and Authors | Kellie Elmore.

Prepare Now for Submit-O-Rama in October

I just found out about this today. It’s another monthly challenge. This one is held in October, just before NaNoWriMo. The assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to submit as many things as many places as possible in one month. Read all about it by clicking the link below. Start collecting resources, reading interviews, and saving submission sites now for maximum effectiveness.

our lost jungle: :Submit-O-Rama:.

Lou Treleaven Interviews Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown

Here’s an interview with an agent who represents books for children, Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown.

Click on the link to find out more about her.

An interview with Stephanie Thwaites, children’s agent at Curtis Brown | Lou Treleaven, writer.

Review One Agent’s Query Slush Pile and Learn

Here’s an educational Storify. It chronicles an agent’s slush pile of queries with reasons for passing on projects.

Book Queries to an Agent (with tweets) · robinkelly1 · Storify.

All About Agents: Information for Writers of Children’s Books

Here’s some solid information about agents for writers of children’s books from Harold Underdown.

Agents for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: a Guide, with Resources.

Get Ready for the New LinkedIn

LinkedIn, as you know, is an important way to connect with other professionals. They are about to change their look, and there are some things we need to do to optimize the effectiveness of our presence there. The link below leads to an excellent, detailed article.

Preparing for the New LinkedIn Design, How to Optimize Your Page and Profile | Social Media Examiner.

Agent Laura Biagi Represents Novels for Adults and Children | WritersDigest.com

If you write middle grade or YA fiction, here’s a great new agent for you. Click on the link below for complete information.

Agent Laura Biagi Represents Novels for Adults and Children | WritersDigest.com.