Monthly Archives: March 2012

Framework – a Story Planner (with pics!)


In several of my previous posts I’ve mentioned some software I’ve been working on, which has been distracting me from my goal of writing 2,000 words a day. Well, the software is coming together well enough that I’m starting to … Continue reading

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Character Charts round 2


In my earlier Character Charts post I pondered what should be included in a character chart. Well, in the month since then I’ve made my decision and developed some software to facilitate developing and using characters in stories. The basic … Continue reading

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Bill Dungie


Bill imagines himself as a lady’s man, though many a lady thinks otherwise. They only let him near because they think him funny, what with his loud voice and the way he is so easily distracted by a passing skirt. … Continue reading

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The structure of a story


One thing I’ve been noticing in my reading recently has been how different stories are structured. The classic Three Act structure is broken up rather simply: Act 1 – Setup – Introduce the characters and their “normal” situation, and then … Continue reading

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Another sighting …


Alright, I admit it, I haven’t been writing much in the last … let me check … three weeks! (Longer than I thought!)  And no, I haven’t come anywhere near to writing 2,000 words a day. Yes I did that … Continue reading

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Richard Grayson


Richard (never Dick!) Grayson is a reclusive landlord, owning a significant amount of the commercial property within the city. His holdings mean that he never has to work, but he is a very hands-on landlord, managing his storage business personally … Continue reading

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Sidetracked


Patton had been asleep for less than an hour when the doorbell rang. His doorbell never rings! The last time the doorbell rang a sheriff was at the door, and the news wasn’t good. He glanced out the window at … Continue reading

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