Tag Archives: Plot

The Magic of a Good Story

Making Make-Believe Believable: A story’s true magic has nothing to do with fantasy elements. Don’t neglect the essence of storytelling simply because you write speculative fiction. First and foremost, it’s important to understand why people read fiction. Readers want to … Continue reading

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The Writing Process Part 6: Cutting Your Darlings

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked via Twitter: “Mrs. @mbweston, what’s your writing process?” To answer his question, I’ve been writing a series of blog posts about how I go about my personal writing process. So far, … Continue reading

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The Writing Process: Part 5 – The First Draft (B) Description

  Few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked via Twitter: “Mrs. @mbweston, what’s your writing process?” To answer his question, I’ve been writing a series of blog posts about how I go about my personal writing process. So far, … Continue reading

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The Writing Process: Part 4 – The “Pre-Draft”

A friend of mine asked via Twitter: “Mrs. @mbweston, what’s your writing process?” To answer his question, I’ve been writing a series of blog posts about how I go about my personal writing process. So far, we’ve covered: The Writing … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston to Speak at the Florida Writer’s Convention!

The Florida Writers Association has invited M. B. Weston to speak at their 8th Annual Florida Writers Conference in Lake Mary, Florida on October 23 -25, 2009. Weston will be presenting two workshops on “The Three Rules of Great Writing” and “Plot and Structure.” Weston … Continue reading

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