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Tip Tuesday #118

Tip Tuesday features writers' tips on craft, research, querying, blogging, marketing, inspiration, and more. If you'd like to send in a tip, please e-mail me at agentspotlight(at)gmail(dot)com.

I have another fantastic tip from Ryann Kerekes today. I posted one from her a couple weeks ago (Tip #116) and she also sent in Tip #101. Ryann blogs at Novel Addiction where she last posted on what makes a writer succeed. While poking around her blog, I also noticed she's now represented. Congrats, Ryann!! After you read her tip below, hop over and check out her latest posts.

How to Plot - free writing course!

Can't afford to attend a conference? Check out the free video tutorial series, How to Plot a Novel, Screenplay or Memoir by the Plot Whisperer, Martha Alderson.

I watched all 27 videos (they’re short, around 6-8 minutes each) and highly recommend them.

A few things I'm working on this week:

- Defining my characters and their short term and long term goals.

- Giving my character a flaw that’s going to work against them achieving their goals.

~Ryann Kerekes

22 comments:

  1. I watched Martha's vids on youtube too.Well worth a look.

    mood
    Moody Writing
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    The Funnily Enough

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  2. Huge congrats to Ryann!! Thanks for the links and tips! Always helpful! Take care
    x

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  3. This video series is very helpful. I watched all of them (and took notes.)

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  4. Congrats Ryann on having an agent. And thanks for the tip. I'll have to watch them. Thannks.

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  5. Thanks for sharing such a great resource!

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  6. I haven't heard of these videos - thanks for sharing!

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  7. I haven't heard about these either. Thank you.

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  8. I haven't heard about these either. It looks like she's going to receive a lot of new traffic today. LOL Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Thank you. I will definitely check them out:)

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  10. Wonderful suggestion. Plus, free is a nice cost:-)

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  11. Great tip. I'm going to check it out.

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  12. Thank you for this. I'll take time tomorrow to watch. Congrats on snatching an agent!

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  13. I agree, those are excellent videos! I went on a self styled retreat with a friend and used the plot whisper vids. Love them! Her book is great too.

    Congrats on the representation and thanks for sharing your tip, Ryan.

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  14. I discovered Alderson's tutorials last summer when I was recuperating from foot surgery. They are fantastic. Meanwhile, I bought the book, too. Equally fantastic.

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  15. That's one heckuva tip! Thanks. I'll check out the videos. :-)

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  16. I just order her book. Hmmm. Hope it isn't the same stuff as in the free videos. At least now I don't have to take notes, which I really suck at.

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  17. Yay! So happy to share this tip. The videos are great. (I took notes too). And thanks for the congrats on my new agent, too! I'm thrilled!!

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  18. I checked Ryann out. Thanks for the tip!

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  19. Hey, cool! I hadn't heard of this series. Congrats to Ryann!

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  20. Congratulations to Ryann on her new agent! This is a great tip, and I could use some of the same assistance.

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