beth daniels

  1. Beth Daniels

    Plot-Structure Treat Your Plot Like a Journey with Beth Daniels

    How do you get from page one to the final page in your novel, novella, or short story? You treat it like you would when making vacation plans, that’s how. Or, at least, it’s one way to look at it. And it’s the way I look at the journey when writing – in particular when it comes to my novels...
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    Craft Plot Math for Plotters, Pantsers and Plantsers by Beth Daniels

    *** Registration is now full. *** You’ve no doubt heard of many different ways of plotting a piece of genre fiction. Things like outlines, beat sheets, three act play, and who knows what else. But have you ever considered math as a guideline? Hang out with Beth Daniels, author of 30 published...
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    Plot-Structure Your Novel's BluePrint with Expert Author Beth Daniels

    Ask a veteran author about the importance of creating a strong and cohesive plot with a solid GMC and they'll tell you it's key to sustaining a long and rewarding publishing career. Don't let your book fall into an agent or editor's the slush pile with a weak plot and unmotivated characters...
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    Craft Writing Short Story Collections: The Glue That Makes Them Work with Beth Daniels

    Time is short, and you really need to write something to keep your hand in the game. You could inch your way through a novel length tale. But you could also be writing short stories. If you’ve been pounding out tales of 50,000 words, 85,000 words, or over 100,000 words, scaling back to the...
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    Craft The Newbie Guide to Writing a First Series with Beth Daniels

    When it comes to writing mysteries, there are probably far more that fall under the umbrella of being a series than there are those that are standalone titles. A series, after all, can suck readers into your fictional world and keep them coming back for more and more and more. But writing a...