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I actually have quite a few posts to share today, so my comments may be minimal. Plus, I’m getting to this later in the day than normal. It took longer than I planned to get through all my writing and editing.

First, is Jami Gold on whether our protagonist should be in the first scene and when maybe it’s okay if they aren’t. In my stories, it usually is a protagonist in the first scene. I’m actually not sure if I’ve started any that don’t have the protagonist(or possibly the love interest) in the first scene.

Next, Kerry Schafer write about project juggling. I do this, and I find it’s the way I work best. I know not everyone works the same way though. Now, I can’t easily draft or edit more than one project at a time. But, I can plot one, draft another, and revise a third at the same time. I’ve tried focusing on just one thing at a time, and I just can’t do it. I find myself thinking about all the projects I’m not working on.

And from Amy Boggs, a post on what to do when you screw up. This really pertains to including diversity and is something I worry about. But, I don’t want that fear to rule my writing choices either, so I will do the best I can.

And from Ava Jae, on How to Import Word Comments into Scrivener. This is going to save me so much time. I like to write & edit in scrivener but compiling the notes manually takes up a lot of time.

And for something fun: a Random Logline Generator. May be something to break through writer’s block.

And finally: The book A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers by Shaun Kaufman and Colleen Collins is in a Kindle Countdown Sale this week. I thought this had a lot of interesting information. So, if you have lawyers in your stories, it may be a helpful resource. They also have some books on Private Investigators that I’ve found helpful.

Comments on: "Monday Mentions: Protagonists, Project Juggling, & Book Bargains" (4)

  1. Thanks for the shout out to my blog! Oh, and I’m a big-time project juggler. 🙂 I have to check out that post!

  2. I wish I had your ability to juggle projects! I can do it up to a point, but when I’m drafting it seems I pretty much just need to be focused on the project at hand. Thanks for mentioning my blog. 🙂

    • There are times when I wish I could focus on one thing, but every time I try, it’s pretty much a failure. I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head, and the only way to get them to settle it seems is to keep every part of my brain occupied. I think it’s related to why I need to listen to music while I’m writing. If I don’t, my mind wanders, but if I have music playing in my ears, I can focus.

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