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Hello awesome peoples!

I may or may not have forgot about March’s blog post… Forgive me?

This past month I’ve been busy in the writing cave getting ready to start on my next project, lovingly nicknamed LITE! Obviously I can’t tell you all too much, or it will spoil it, but I can tell you that it is going to be freaking awesome. I’m trying out some new techniques in storytelling this time around, and I’m hoping it will boost me to the next level in my writing craft. (I’ve linked the resources below).

It’s been a bit hectic here in QLD, Australia. Last week our coast was hit by one of the biggest cyclones we’ve had in more than a few years. Cyclone Debbie destroyed a lot of peoples lives, and her after affects are still being felt as the flooding continues. I’m wishing everyone who is in direct danger to be safe.

On a smaller level, the blasted cyclone ruined my copy of Roshani Chokshi’s A CROWN OF WISHES… *shakes fist at sky* So disappointed, but I’m not letting a little bit of water damage stop me from reading what I already know is going to be amazing 🙂

Anywho, moving onward…

**Disclaimer–what works for me won’t necessarily work for you. Every writer is different, and that’s okay, otherwise we’d all be telling the same boring story**

While I was busy plotting nefarious things and changing layouts, I didn’t have time to get some writing advice together for the blog, SO, this month I’m going to give you all the new things I’ve learned and hope they help you too!

If you have any writing/craft questions, email them through to me (danni@danniellewicks.com). I’m going to start answering them in my newsletter each month.
While plotting and creating this past month, I’ve come across a few fantastic resources that I want to share with you all.

Firstly, WATCH THIS VIDEO. Go ahead, I’ll wait 🙂

Next, I have been reading Donald Maass’s WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL. If you haven’t already, this is a valuable resource that I will be visiting again and again as I plot. And BONUS, each chapter has a dot point page that sums up what you’ve read so you can easily refer back later!

And, John Truby’s THE ANATOMY OF STORY: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller. Another brilliant resource, this one has activities for you to do as you go. Definitely helped me more than once. I’ve probably re-read it about 4 times now.

There are thousands more. So many that it’s impossible to collect in a database. These are just things that have helped me. You may or may not get anything out of them, and that’s okay. Writing does not have any rules. You do you.

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