Browsing Archive: March, 2013

Talent vs Skill

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : Craft 

The Roundtable Podcast is amazing. It is interesting, insightful, and instructional, not to mention alliterative. They put out two shows a week. One is called “Twenty minutes with…” and is a discussion with the week’s guest host about writing, editing, and their careers. The ‘twenty minutes’ usually runs a bit longer than twenty minutes, but I’m still left wanting more. The second part of the show is the ‘Workshop Episode’ where a guest writer brings a work in progress to Da...

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Plotting and Outlining

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Writing 

I had planned to write a post about plotting about a month ago and just talk about the different methods I’ve seen discussed and where you can find more information on them. I went through this thing last year where I was really into outlining and trying to learn as much as possible about it. I’d been trying to deal with the Wayfarer edits and was hopelessly stuck and hoped that by learning more about outlining I might be able to make one for Wayfarer that would show me the way forward. I...

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