Coming Aug. 14th… Core Story

RWchat Aug 14“Telling the story only you can tell” ~Kimberly Bell

We all have themes. Things that replay in your writing from story to story, almost subconsciously. Threads that carry through no matter the changes in subgenre or setting – whether you know it or not. On our next chat, we’ll talk about what a core story is and how to identify yours. Because the better we know our own story, the better we can make it shine.

See you Sunday at 7pm EST!

~Robin Lovett

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Perfect Protagonists—Why Ursula Should Have Her Own Movie

I blame Disney for the mess that is my early romantic relationships. Also 90’s era romance novels, but I think they can blame Disney too so they get a pass.  I don’t blame Disney 100%—and I think they’re trying to fix it (yay, Tangled!)—but I blame them a lot. And, in the interest of snowballing the change I think they’re trying to implement, I’m going to tell you why.

Let’s start with the Little Mermaid. Probably my favorite Disney movie growing up. It came out when I was five. This is a very formative time in a girl’s life. You’re finally almost a person with thoughts and words, but you’re still an idiot and super impressionable.

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From Graphic Novel to Manuscript

Here at #RWChat we’re all about hearing other people’s stories, so we’ve invited Shea Standefer to tell us about her first novel, which started life in comic form.

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Shea Standefer author picHi, I’m Shea! I’ve been invited to write about how I took my idea for a graphic novel and turned it into a fully-fledged, #PitchWars-ready manuscript!

When I was in college, I was heavily into the comic book scene and I spent a lot of time doodling my own short stories. One class in particular led me to illustrating a 30-page comic, which ended up being the basis for my current manuscript, DEFINING LINES.

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