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  1. Rebecca Douglass
    November 13, 2018 @ 19:58

    I like your view of scenes and plot points, and knowing those things to the point of complete naturalness. I think there are some things in my novel that I know that way–they will show up in the novel, because in my mind, they’ve already happened 🙂

    (And yes, I’m a little slow making the IWSG rounds this month!)

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  2. Cherie Reich
    November 13, 2018 @ 18:38

    Yay for setting up your Amazon Author Page. I like the idea that we’re evolving with our creativity. 🙂

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  3. Christine Rains
    November 13, 2018 @ 12:54

    Every little step is important. 🙂 I really like how you said pantsing with purpose. Yes! That’s what I do too.

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  4. CV Grehan
    November 9, 2018 @ 22:07

    Congratulations on your author page, Juneta!

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  5. Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor
    November 9, 2018 @ 08:14

    I’m following you on your Amazon author page now 🙂

    I’m intrigued by the 10 scenes and 5 plot points – off to check those links out now.

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  6. Pat Hatt
    November 8, 2018 @ 16:41

    Step by step gets you there.

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  7. Loni Townsend
    November 8, 2018 @ 12:19

    I love that your steps toward your goals are coming together! Awesome for the author page. And glad little epiphanies are happening!

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  8. ChemistKen
    November 8, 2018 @ 06:56

    There’s no problem with pantsing if you know the basic plot points to gently guide you in the right direction. I’m glad there’s someone else who enjoys story structure too.
    And getting your Amazon Author page up and running is another great step in the right direction.

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  9. Ronel Janse van Vuuren
    November 8, 2018 @ 02:06

    Love the images 🙂 Congrats on creating your Amazon Author Page — one step at a time and suddenly you’re running!

    Ronel visiting on IWSG day Lessons in Writing from Sewing

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  10. Raimey Gallant
    November 7, 2018 @ 14:19

    “I still pants but with purpose,” I love that! I’m always on the lookout for metaphors around me. That notebook travels everywhere with me. Happy IWSG day, Juneta! http://www.raimeygallant.com

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    • admin2
      November 7, 2018 @ 14:29

      I keep a notebook with me too PLUS I have Google Keep, MS OneNote and EverNote Apps on my cell so if get caught without paper I can still take NOTES, lol. Happy IWSG Day to you too.

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  11. Anna
    November 7, 2018 @ 14:00

    I love not knowing exactly what will happen next. 😉

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    • admin2
      November 7, 2018 @ 14:25

      Yeah me too, cause it allows me to live the adventure with the characters. Hugs Anna

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  12. Jemi Fraser
    November 7, 2018 @ 13:51

    I’m a pantser at heart as well – and learning to plot is tough. I end up with so many revisions required that I abandon the story, so I’m hoping plotting will help in the long run. Like your 10 scenes idea – will have to think about that… 🙂

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  13. C. Lee McKenzie
    November 7, 2018 @ 12:41

    Any step in this business deserves applause, so here’s mine for getting your author page up and running. Great post with so much news, Juneta!

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    • admin2
      November 7, 2018 @ 13:49

      Thank you, thank you. I didn’t include the fact I signed up for November NaNo too. That I am still doing the Ninja Writer Write-Along, also going through How To Write A Novel by Holly Lisle, working on a Christmas Advent story for another anthology that is a bonus for the Advent Calendar.

      Plus I was invited to co-editor an anthology with another writer and be part of the publishing process–anthology about Grumpy ole Gods or Retired Gods that will come out next year. Should be fun. I will post more about that and submission when we get further along. I will be doing a story for it too I think.

      So see so much more news, lol.

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  14. JQ Rose
    November 7, 2018 @ 11:05

    Juneta, I love this line–“I still panst but with purpose.” I’m kind of a combo of pantser and planner–a planster? Who teaches the 5 points and 10 scenes? Sounds easy. hee hee
    JQ Rose

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  15. L. Diane Wolfe
    November 7, 2018 @ 10:48

    Minions!

    I need to try the 5 plot points and 10 key scenes and see if it helps me move forward with my current WIP.

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  16. Sadira Stone
    November 7, 2018 @ 10:18

    Learning more about what you already know–that’s a good way to put it. I still need to set up my Amazon author page–thanks for the nudge. Happy writing in November!

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    • admin2
      November 7, 2018 @ 11:46

      LOL, thank you. Well, I have been studying and reading about story craft since the mid 90’s so I learned a lot over years, beside the fact I am a voracious reader.

      I felt I had a firm grasp on everything. It was a surprise to realize how much I did not have a firm grasp on. Tada, Muse said.

      Setting up the Author Page as I said gives me butterflies, BUT it also made me realize hey, you’re serious about this, and MUSE said, okay, let’s get serious. Muse liked the way we felt doing despite the fear and nerves.

      Happy Writing to you too. I am signed up for NaNo, but Nano is not my focus but #amwriting.

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  17. Natalie Aguirre
    November 7, 2018 @ 08:54

    Congrats on setting up your author page on Amazon. I kind of write like you–part pantser with some plot points to keep me organized

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    • admin2
      November 7, 2018 @ 11:52

      Thank you. Hurray for pantser’s! In order to have a house, you first have to set up the structure to hold it up. It a basic law of physics which also I realize applies to story and actually having a book in hand that other people will read.

      It doesn’t take away from my process nor was it that hard to adapt to my writing; a bit here, a bit there so was not painful to add either. MUSE was so happy with the result she wants to add more, but I know it is gradual build in my subconscious where the real results stem from played out by just taking the course and doing the work, instead of struggling against the idea.

      Just don’t think about it–just do the work. I wish I would do that in more areas of my life.

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  18. Alex J. Cavanaugh
    November 7, 2018 @ 08:38

    Thanks for mentioning all of the IWSG events coming up.
    Congratulations on your Amazon author page.

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    • admin2
      November 7, 2018 @ 11:55

      You’re welcome and thank you.

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  19. Angela Wooldridge
    November 7, 2018 @ 07:38

    Yay! Go you with your amazon author page!
    You’re getting there one step at a time, and when you get there you’re going to be like a massive firework lighting up the writing world! 🙂

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    • admin2
      November 7, 2018 @ 12:30

      LOL, Thank you. Oh I hope so, I really, really hope so

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