Thanks to Anna for hosting her third annual Fine Arts Event and Show. I sold three paintings and a book, for a total of just over $600. In addition, two people took my card, to consider other paintings. Very successful day!
Cool motorcycle trip in Mexico. Wrote 3000 words on the back of the bike as Don drove, and transcribed it on the plane on the way home.
Hot off the press–haven’t even signed the contract yet (though I have it, but I don’t have access to a printer to sign it, scan it and return it) so no details, but I am super-excited!!!
I’m still reading the third and final resource Sam recommended: Screenwriting 101 by Crit Hulk, and I am about half way through, but the novel re-plot is finished (pending cool ideas I might get from Crit Hulk) and I’ve begun the rewrite. One of the parts I have been particularly enjoying is trying to bump up the atmosphere of occult mystery in the first few scenes. Loving the revision!
A second resource Sam Morgan suggested was Shawn Coyne’s Story Grid. Just finished it and found it excellent in my novel re-plot. It helped me to see so many little tweaks that I know are going to make the novel awesome!!
Sam Morgan alerted me to 3 resources, and Dan Harmon’s story wheel is excellent. It is the 3-act structure described with highly illuminating metaphors and examples. I used it as the basis for a class on plotting as part of my “First Three Chapters” course for the Alexandra centre, and the students got a lot out of it–so did I, in re-plotting my novel.
Got great crit from fellow IFWITs at the Poor Man’s Workshop and was able to digest it and revise my story. Still needs another pass, but tons of great ideas!