Has anyone heard of this place called storyfix.com? I found out about it through the blog Writing at High Altitude in her post The Big Questions. Margo, I thank you so very much for mentioning that site in your post because I would have never found it otherwise! And everyone else, if you are a writer of any type and haven't heard of this website you need to click the link to there right now! You will be so grateful that you did!
You see, this website is like a godsend for writers. This website tells you, in no uncertain terms, exactly what the structure of a book needs to be to make it work, what characters need to make them compelling, how to write simple outlines and tons of other things. He even explains how writing a first draft that is not garbage is actually possible. And it all makes near perfect sense!
I haven't actually had time to try out any of these ideas for myself, as I'm still developing the plot and stuff of my story and not quite at the writing stage, but if you go there and read the things he has to say, everything about writing things will make so much more sense!
I know I haven't even scratched the surface of all the information he has to offer on his website because I've only discovered it existed like two days ago, I can't wait to keep reading his stuff! Because now, I will be so much better prepared when it comes to writing my story this time around, and if you go there, you can be too!