Day 31s simple task: Day 18 of a book a month

What’s this all about simple tasks? http://wp.me/p5y43M-3z Welcome to your characters tear-down day. Whatever they just accomplished should be ripped away from them.  Don’t go easy on them, you will be able to be nice to them again soon. Today, make their heart ache, break their bones and rip them to shreds. Use the characters…

Day 30s simple task: Day 17 of a book a month

What’s this all about simple tasks? http://wp.me/p5y43M-3z Today we start setting up the turning point. Your character should think everything is going well at this point. Start boosting their self esteem. Have them beat a henchmen, rank number 1, do well in a specific task, this will make the turning point even better. We will…

Day 29s simple task: Day 16 of a book a month

What’s this all about simple tasks? http://wp.me/p5y43M-3z If you’re feeling burnt out, try messing around with a short sub plot. Try giving your characters a little internal conflict, and try to have fun. Put a mini story inside the big one. Have your characters lose something important. Give them a good scare. Put them in…

Day 28s simple task: Day 15 of a book a month

What’s this all about simple tasks? http://wp.me/p5y43M-3z As your characters start rising back up from their fall, you can work on your theme. Set the tone with some interesting scenery and turn to introspection. What has your character learned? What do you want your readers to learn? Know at this point, that this draft is…

Day 26s simple task: Day 13 of a book a month

What’s this all about simple tasks? http://wp.me/p5y43M-3z Alright, take it easy. You and your characters have been doing a lot recently. While things are calm, and your character successful, develop your sub plots. Let them drink the sweet, sweet nectar of the gods so that when they lose it, there world will go tumbling into…