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Archive for Tag: Monette Michaels

Pantser or Plotter … or Somewhere In Between?

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Workshops · Writing

  I’m often asked whether I’m a pantser or a plotter when it comes to writing.  I’m neither … and both.   When I began my writing career, I tried to be a plotter.  I’d start my novels with pages and pages of beautifully outlined plot points and scenes. But once I got past the first [Read more…]

Keeping Track of Your Series’ World

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 by   4 Comments | Posted in Blog · Books · Uncategorized · Workshops

I’m one of those authors who has several series going on at the same time. Currently my active series are Security Specialists International (SSI), which is a contemporary romantic thriller series, and Prime Chronicles, which is a scifi romance series set in the far future in the Milky Way galaxy.  With more than several books [Read more…]

Hung Up on the Small Stuff

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

by  Monette Michaels   Have you ever started writing a book and then couldn’t move forward because you got stuck on details in your world?  This isn’t a sagging middles problem or hitting a wall issue since both of those tend to be something wrong with your plot. This is more of a world-building-creating-stasis type [Read more…]