Trello for Writers

This essay was previously posted to the writing community Get Your Words Out on March 23, 2020. To paraphrase Sports Night, I like lists because I like crossing things off them. Any organizational system that lets me check a box, cross out a line, or otherwise visualize what I’ve completed is A-OK by me. I’ve…

Writing a Serial (when you haven’t finished it yet)

This essay was originally posted to the writing community Get Your Words Out on March 29, 2019. Small edits have been made. I’ll be speaking from my own experience of writing and publishing a serialized novel, Fidele*. I’ll also refer to other well-known series for examples, the Harry Potter series and A Song of Ice…

Plotting using seven plot points

This essay was originally posted to the writing community Get Your Words Out on Feb. 26, 2019. Small edits have been made. When it comes to plotting methods, there are as many examples as there are writers. I’ve played around with numerous methods over the years, trying to find one that works for me, and…