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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


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

    Moody Writing
    The Funnily Enough

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

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

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

  5. Thanks for sharing such a great resource!

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

  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!!

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

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

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