[BookMarc(c) -- Adventures in Fiction Writing Techniques

The BookMarc © Lesson Catalog

        To keep my publishers happy I should only list the current BookMarc© or lessons, but I'll try to archive at least the two previous ones as we go along. For those of you who have visited here in the past, these lessons should be basically the same, but every time they are listed I update them so you might find new stuff there.
        Also note, while I've tried to supply the best content to each discussion, I make no claims that there are no typos, errors, or incorrect spellings. They are, after all, free, and I do have demands on my time. So enjoy them for them for what you can glean and if they help you in your writing, then we're both happy. If you spot an error or typo and care to share it with me, I'll correct it for the next time around. A a complete list of all the BookMarc topics are at the bottom of the page

Page last updated         4/14/2012

[Introduction] -- My Credentials

  • [BookMarc 13] -- Characterization - Part 1/6

  • [BookMarc 14] -- Characterization - Part 2/6

  • [BookMarc 15] -- Characterization - Part 3/6

  • [BookMarc 16] -- Characterization - Part 4/6

  • [BookMarc 17] -- Characterization - Part 5/6

  • [BookMarc 18] -- Characterization - Part 6/6

  • [BookMarc 19] -- Naysayers and Reality

  • [BookMarc 20] -- Writing/rewriting - part 1/6


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    List of BookMark topics, not necessarily as they will appear. I may change them to present the topics in a more orderly fashion. And then again, I may not.

    #1 Warnings
    #2 The Craft of Writing
    #3 Ideas and Outlines
    #4 Blocking the Story
    #5 Brainstorming
    #6 Composing
    #7 First Drafts
    #8 The Writing Tripod
    #9 Plot, Part 1
    #10 Plot, Part 2
    #11 Plot, Part 3
    #12 Plot, Part 4
    #13 Characterization - part 1
    #14 Characterization - part 2
    #15 Characterization - part 3
    #16 Characterization - part 4
    #17 Characterization - part 5
    #18 Characterization - part 6
    #19 Naysayers and Reality
    #20 Writing/rewriting Part 1
    #21 Writing/rewriting Part 2
    #22 Writing/rewriting Part 3
    #23 Writing/rewriting Part 4
    #24 Writing/rewriting Part 5
    #25 Writing/rewriting Part 6
    #26 Point of View--POV--part 1
    #27 Point of View--POV--part 2
    #28 Point of View--POV--part 3
    #29 Point of View--POV--part 4
    #30 Show, Don't Tell - Part 1
    #31 Show, Don't Tell - Part 2
    #32 Dialogue - Part 1
    #33 Dialogue - Part 2
    #34 Dialogue - Part 3
    #35 Dialogue - Part 4
    #36 Setups and payoffs
    #37 Story Logic
    #38 Descriptions--Part 1
    #39 Descriptions--Part 2
    #40 Flashbacks
    #41 Time and Place
    #42 Opening Hooks--Part 1
    #43 Opening Hooks--Part 2
    #44 Suspense Part 1
    #45 Suspense Part 2
    #46 Suspense Part 3
    #47 Conflict & Tension
    #48 Manuscript Mechanics
    #49 Format
    #50 Agents and Queries--Part 1
    #51 Agents and Queries--Part 2
    #52 Agents and Queries--Part 3
    #53 Using Freelance Editors August 31, 2000
    #54 Getting Published


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