How to Write a Novel According to Endgame

I was going to write a nice, clever article about how I can coach you in writing and offer all this cool stuff.

I woke up this morning and decided that was boring and no one cares anyway

So here’s a post about how to write a novel according to Avengers: Endgame.

endgame spoiler

Nothing major, but if you haven’t seen Endgame, view at your own risk

Enjoy.

 

grand opening

The dramatic opening

opening a story without infodumping

Trying to explain your story without info-dumping

 

 

discovering our characters

Discovering your characters

trying to explain the beginning

When you are try to explain something using characters who already know the information

First plot point and getting into the story

Your characters at the first plot point

right

Telling them it will get worse

before the midpoint

Moping before the midpoint

midpoint

Ready or not: the midpoint

striding away from the midpoint

Striding away from the midpoint

characters getting along

When your characters start liking each other

right after the third plot point

Facing characters after the third plot point

before climax-development

Character development

gearing up for climax

Gearing up for the climax

characters at climax

In the middle of the climax

after climax

After everything

alternate happy end

Add a touch of humor

at the end

And ‘the end’

 

 

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How to Work Through Writer Depression

I’ve told you all about Realm Makers. I’ve mentioned it’s amazing to be among ‘your’ people and wear costumes. I’ve mentioned it is inspiring. I may not have mentioned that a common theme of several speakers this year was depression.

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Eight Paradoxes of the INTJ

For those of you into MBTI, my personality type is INTJ. For those of you not into personality types, this basically means I’m sarcastic, I don’t show emotion, and I plan. Everything.

I love personality type humor and pins, but so many stereotypes only show part of a picture or are just plain off. So I decided to write about eight of the paradoxes in my own life. These aren’t necessarily true for every INTJ but they will give you a picture of how my (and, possibly, other INTJs) think.

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A Hiatus – Kinda

You all know I tend to try to do a lot. My friends know I tend to do too much. I mean, rifts take it, I know I try to do too much.

So this is me trying to act like a normal human and relax a little (aka. I have an insanely busy summer and want to enjoy it, not end up on the other side half-dead from exhaustion.)

I’m taking a hiatus from writing for a few weeks, then only have a minor workload until August. I’m also only going to post once or twice here on my site between now and then. And newsletters. I’m taking a break for a few weeks from even those.

I will still be filming and uploading my vlogs. Probably. Because I’ll be at new places, like the Story Embers Staff Retreat next week, and I want to put together snippets from there. So follow my channel here to keep updated on all that.

Also, I’ll be posting on Instagram. So you can follow me there if you want to keep up to date on what I’m doing during my break.

Or you can just forget about me in silence. That’s up to you.

Until next time and have a grand summer!

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Controlling Your Own Life (and actually getting things done)

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April Poetry

Any poets here? *halfway raises hand* I don’t really know anything about poetry. But I enjoy writing free verse.

And apparently April is poetry month where one writes one poem a day. So I decided to try, because why not? It’s been a challenge but it’s also fun. And I find myself writing all these little random things I wouldn’t have taken the time for otherwise.

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