path of a wordbender

Being the account, musings and frequent fixations of an aspiring author

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Iroh and the Spirit World (Legend of Korra)

WARNING! SPIRIT WORLD SHENANIGANS AHEAD!

Okay, Avatards. I’ve just had a thought.

Remember last week, that look of shock on Zuko’s face when Korra said she spoke with Iroh in the Spirit World?

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Maybe he isn’t reacting to the fact that Korra spoke to his dead Uncle. Maybe he’s reacting to the possibility that Iroh never died.
 
Before you go crazy with the nay-saying, hear me out…

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Announcing my first author q&a! Don’t miss it!

When: August 24, 2014, 11am (EST)
Where: The chatroom at the eFestival of Words

Get Bardic Tales and Sage Advice

Get the October 2013 issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly

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amandakthompson:

Plot AND Character (Books Done Write!)

On the question of character-driven vs. plot-driven, why choose? The Ever Afters by Shelby Bach are a great example of how to develop both.

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This is BEYOND flattering—thank you, Amanda! I’m touched. :-)

Inside scoop time: most of Rory’s character development didn’t make it into the manuscript until the third and fourth drafts. My agent pointed out that the book was falling on the plot driven side, so I worked to change it.

(In my experience, characters only get sketched out during draft #1. The real development happens in the revision process.)

It’s wonderful and amazing how collaborative an art writing really is. Also, it’s a relief to realize not all the pressure is on your first draft! Revisions are life savers. True story.

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Plot AND Character (Books Done Write!)

On the question of character-driven vs. plot-driven, why choose? The Ever Afters by Shelby Bach are a great example of how to develop both.

Amanda’s Blog | Booktube | tumblr | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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Book Seduction

Me:
Oooh, look! 'The Numbers Behind Numb3rs', that looks good!
My brain:
No.
Me:
But I'm watching Numb3rs right now. It's the perfect time to read it!
My brain:
You already have 11 books you won't finish this month.
Me:
I can totally finish them. I read a whole hour every night!
My brain:
NO.
Me:
But it's educational!
My brain:
Let it go.
Me:
...it's short...
My brain:
Not happening.
Me:
*sigh* You're right...
My brain:
I know.
Me:
...
Me:
*gets book*
My brain:
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!

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