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Stephen Lawrence Brayton's Blog – February 2013 Archive (4)

Plot It! Part 1

Lavender A late post this week because I was off to Black Belt Camp on Thursday.

Once again, I must admit I didn't write the basic points to this blog. I did, however write the details under each point. This blog is credited to author Will Lavender, who I met at the 2012 Killer Nashville conference. He presented this seminar on plot fundamentals.

I enjoyed this seminar even though I'm a…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on February 24, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Adult Truth #8

#8Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.”

At first I thought this was a little insensitive to the dead person's surviving family. Do the grandsons really need to read about grandma getting run over by a reindeer? Then I thought: lighten up, these truths are supposed be light-hearted fun.

With the last truth I discussed how much detail to put into a…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on February 15, 2013 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Adult Truth #7

#7 “MapQuest really needs to start their directions on step 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.”

I agree. Actually, I use MSN Maps and always skip ahead to the point in the trip that is unfamiliar. For those of you planning on using any of these programs, they're pretty handy. Take into account, however, how the mapping system is designed. Is it going to give you the fastest route or…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on February 8, 2013 at 5:45am — No Comments

No Naked Mole Rats, Part 2

naked-mole-rat Because I know you've been sitting on the edge of your seat for a week, here's the second part to help those who are planning to attend writing conferences in the future and want to be on a panel.

6. Depart from Your Script. You want to be prepared, but realize that the best panels take on a life of their own. Your notes and any questions you may have been sent ahead of time…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on February 1, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments

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