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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:

mooderino said...

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

mood
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Old Kitty said...

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

Ann Finkelstein said...

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

Natalie Aguirre said...

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

Ciara said...

Thanks for sharing such a great resource!

Kristin Lenz said...

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

Barbara Watson said...

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

Miles of the Journey said...

Thanks for sharing

Victoria Dixon said...

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!

Marta Szemik said...

Thank you. I will definitely check them out:)

Angela Brown said...

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

Christina Lee said...

Yesss the plot whisperer--awesome!

Christina Farley said...

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

Martha Ramirez said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

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.

Ishta Mercurio said...

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

Stina said...

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.

Ryann Kerekes said...

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!!

Kim Van Sickler said...

I checked Ryann out. Thanks for the tip!

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

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

Beth said...

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