Please: have a balloon!
In case you weren’t around for the excitement on Twitter last week and are right now sitting there scratching your head and wondering,
“What? A Balloon Order of Knights? What could that possibly be about?”
I’ll sum it up for you here—
400 500 RTs and favoritings about my up-coming Writer’s Digest webinar on structure:
So I awarded each and every one of you your very own balloon.
And this is exactly why I love working with you all, a writer among writing folk, living my life just Grateful to be a Writer.
So today instead of ranting about the writing of fiction, I’m going to show you a few of the cartoons I’ve drawn for my webinar next week. I’ll leave it to you to decide which ones are good things for your story and which are bad things.
Then next week in the webinar we’ll talk about what on earth I might mean by the remarkably erudite and academically technical terminology: “things” in:
Thursday, April 11, at 1:00 pm EDT, noon CDT, 11:00 am MDT, 10:00 am PDT.
(I promise: That title is not hyperbole. I really will teach you how to create the difference between common garden-variety reader interest and reader addiction and between regular run-of-the-mill reader addiction and ultimate reader addiction.)
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