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Hello fellow writers!

I hope that your evening is going well and that you guys are writing plenty of prose. Just thought I would let you know that my father came home last week and he is doing real well. Thank God for small favors! He has a therapist come at least once a week to help him with the exercise. Once again I thank the Good Lord for making sure that Dad is alive and kicking!

This week I have been writing plot point one in my sci-fi story “A Change in Time.” Now if the “Inciting Incident” is the point where the protagonist is forced to act, then plot point one supplies the story question or goal. Plot point one is at the end of Act one. And is the doorway to the rest of the story.

So plot point one is the point of no return. It is the point where the protagonist is given the motivation and the goal to which he, she or it will strive to achieve. In my case the goal is two fold. The first is to restore the timeline and in so doing achieves the second part which is to restore humanity. The ramifications of failure? No more humanity! Just that alone would give the protagonist enough motivation to get the job done.

So that is what I have been doing along with posting here and my “Cool Quotes Famous Quotes” blog. This week I also wrote some song lyrics. How about that? I haven’t done that in a while. I am letting some ideas stew inside my head regarding the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories contest that should start pretty soon. And of course I need to do some research as well.

The Wellington Critique group meeting is coming on March 6th. I am getting ready for that occasion as well. I do miss the Boca Raton critique group meetings and I hope that some time soon I will be able to go there. So right now I want to go on and achieve my other writing goals for tonight. So until next time…William out!

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happy Valentines Day!

Well it is not quite Valentines Day here yet. But by the time some of guys read this post it will be. So may I wish all those who are in love this day, a wonderful and happy day. You guys deserve it!

Just wanted to tell you guys that my father will be getting out of rehab tomorrow. I know that he is looking very much forward to going home. As I have said in past postings, I am very lucky to still have him around. I am very blessed indeed.

I have been working on my sci-fi story “A Change in Time.” I am making changes to the story based on suggestions from my fellow writers at the Wellington critique group meeting. In fact after I do this posting, I will get on my laptop and do more work.

Also on the list of things to do are…
1. Work on the “How To” book.
2. Write some song lyrics. (I have not done that in a while.)
3. Begin to write some children’s stories for the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories
Contest,
4. Post a quote to my other wordpress blog, Cool Quotes Famous Quotes.
5. Get some research done so I can submit to other places.

I would like to write about the Inciting incident, whic is what I am sprucing up right now. To me the inciting inciting is a moment in the story where the protagonist ieither forced to c through circumstance or the protagonist (He, she or it.) effects the change. In either case, that is what propels the story to it’ end, I think I given the example Luke Skywalker being perfectly content to farm with his relatives until the Imperial come and kill them, destroying the farm in the process. Luke then joins the rebellion and the rest history. In any case the inciting incident is all about change. That is what I wanted to get across.

Well enough blathering on my part! I have to get back to the work at hand. So until next time…William out!

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Experimenting Is Usually A Good Thing…

Good evening fellow writers. I trust your evening is going well. Mine sure is! I want to give a shout out to my friend and fellow writer Lisa, who was kind enough to give me a ride to the Wellington Critique meeting today. She did not have to do that, but being the kind of person she is, she did it anyway and I want to thank her again.
Regarding the meeting itself, it was well attended by very talented writers and hosted by my friend Caryn. Everyone got to read including myself. And that brings me to the point of my title.

You see I have been experimenting with the “hook as in the inciting incident”. Sometimes the experiment turns out good. Other times not so good. In my case it was the latter. I received some tough love from my fellow writers and believe that is a very good thing.

Amongst the suggestions I received were… Don’t try to describe the characters in detail at the beginning. It disrupts the flow of the story. Besides I can introduce bits and pieces of the character details throughout the story.

As I recall another criticism was I switched points of view too much. At least I think that was mentioned. Sometimes it is difficult to remember what was said, but the point being is to try and stay in one characters point of view throughout the scene if possible. This way the reader is not jolted out of the scene. That is something a writer should not do. At least if you are going to change the point of view, then set it up so the reader will not be jolted.

A couple of other things was I strayed from writing action and dialogue sequences. Those are my main strengths. So as I said in the title of this post, experimenting can be a good thing so long as you keep in mind what is important. In my case it is sticking with writing good action and dialog for the inciting incident. After all that is what most inciting incidents are made up of is action and dialogue.

So as I said earlier in this post the meeting was great and I learned a lot today. And with that in mind I had better get back to my writing. I have a lot of changing to do. So until next time… William out!

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