I have still been doing plenty of writing but my other blog backpackrats.com has taken off and I have been concentrating on growing that into a full time income.
I will try to get another excerpt up here soon.
One of the great workshops at the New Hampshire Writers Project’s Writer’s Day was entitled “Your Book Starts Here” by Mary Carroll Moore. I learned a great deal about how to structure a piece of fiction and was happy to find that the vauge sense of direction in my head already aligned pretty close to what the “Three-Act Structure” prescribed. If you would like to know more I can highly recommend Mary’s workshop which you can find at the NHWP link above.
Here is a photo of the main plot “W”. I blurred out the resolution points to keep y’all in suspense.
I also mapped out the first act in two separate “W”s that the two main characters will follow. Paul-Green; Blackendy-black.
I wish someone with authority with the English language had decided to just spell these the same way. I can never remember which spelling is correct and had to refer to a dictionary for this one.
Elicit: to draw out; to bait
The cop tried to elicit a confession of possession of illicit drugs from the suspect.
(I really like the symmetry of that sentence)