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Using Your Chapter Breakdown as a Synopsis!

By Dannielle Wicks / September 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

 The Before Draft Zero Series: Part 1 Part 2 Putting it all together   Before we get into writing a Synopsis, if I haven’t done it already, write up a query letter! A query letter is basically the blurb on the back cover of a book + a paragraph to agents/editors on your experience, comp … Read moreUsing Your Chapter Breakdown as a Synopsis!

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Before Draft Zero – Putting it all together

By Dannielle Wicks / September 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Before Draft Zero Series: Part 1 Part 2 Using your Chapter Breakdown as a Synopsis Last time I finished up with all the things I do before actually drafting. In this post we’ll put it all together and start writing Draft Zero! If you’ve followed along, you should now have; Story Anatomy Worksheet A … Read moreBefore Draft Zero – Putting it all together

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Before Draft Zero (Part 2)

By Dannielle Wicks / September 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Before Draft Zero Series: Part 1 Putting it all together Using your Chapter Breakdown as a Synopsis This week I’m diving back into my plotting advice. In Before Draft Zero (Part 1) I told you all about the Story Anatomy worksheet, chapter breakdown and 3 act outline I fill out at the beginning of … Read moreBefore Draft Zero (Part 2)

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Before Draft Zero (Part 1)

By Dannielle Wicks / September 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Before Draft Zero Series: Part 2 Putting it all together Using your Chapter Breakdown as a Synopsis   In the years before I was published, plotting wasn’t an issue. I spent my days adding to the manuscript that would one day become FADING AWAY, one chapter at a time. plodding along in order… Ah, … Read moreBefore Draft Zero (Part 1)

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Writing a Query Letter

By Dannielle Wicks / August 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

WHAT IS A QUERY: A query is a one-page summary of your manuscript.   WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A QUERY: The goal of a query is to entice your reader to read the pages. Be that an agent, or an editor, or even a potential reader.   WHAT YOU SHOULD INCLUDE IN A QUERY: … Read moreWriting a Query Letter

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Writing Resources

By Dannielle Wicks / April 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

All this info is now available on my FOR WRITERS page. While plotting and creating my stories, 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. It’s quite eye-opening. Next, have a read of Donald Maass’s WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL. If … Read moreWriting Resources

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