5 thoughts on “Questions 3: More on Drama and Melodrama”

  1. In an earlier episode or two, you mention the five-act structure. Now, I’ve heard of the three-act, which is used a lot in film. And I’m familiar with the Shakespearean five-act play. But I don’t think I’ve encountered it as a template for writing stories, especially not novels. Do you think you could talk a little more about how the five-act structure compares to the three-act and even the seven-point plot?


  2. I couldn’t do the NaNoWriMo because I had already signed a writing contract to write in another authors universe. Basically I was mid story and couldn’t start another one and using the NaNoWriMo would be cheating if I was already X words in when the month started. Since I already have a writing contract before the first book is even finished, I find that sometimes my fear that the work will stink gets in the way. And writers block is an even bigger deal because I have deadlines. My question to you is what you do in these situations if you are already under contract? Every set back seems more monumental, every question or concern is bigger etc. Hope that makes sense and I look forward to your reply!

  3. How do you go about finding expert sources? Since I am a new writer, I don’t have the credibility behind my career to garner someone’s willingness to assist to that level.

  4. I recently scored a writing contract for my first novel, which unfortunately hasn’t been written yet. Now that I have deadlines and such, how do you recommend overcoming the pressure to produce? Now every set back, every second away from the keyboard, seems like a huge deal. Help!! 🙂

  5. As an unpublished author, working on your first work, how do you find subject matter experts to assist? Without examples to show them, how do you find experts to help when you need help?

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