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Brave New Words Schedule & Up-Coming Topic List
Brave New Words Calendar
Regular Author Schedules (alternating):
Mondays: Heather A. & Jennifer B. (& once a month, Catherine K.)
Tuesdays: Emily H. & Jay K. (& last Tues. of month, Debra Driza)
Wednesday: Lenore A. & Jessica S. (& last Wed. of month, Kristen Simmons)
Thursdays: Jodi M. & Jennifer R.
Friday: Friday Reads (Susanne W.), Veronica R alternating w/ (once a month each, Claire M. and Genn A.)
Sundays: Liz Norris, Shari Arnold
Heroes! Who’s your favorite hero/anti-hero in book/tv/movies? How does the hero/main character of your novel compare?
Beginnings and Endings: how did you decide where to start your story? And endings, what are your thoughts on them? Are you a cliff-hanger kind of person, do you like total resolution, are you writing a series, a stand-alone? How does that affect your beginnings and endings?
-supporting characters (the ones you never think much about while reading, but become essential in building a story and rounding out a 3-dimensional main character and plot)
Favorite ways to figure out plot (like laundry, shower, exercise).
August 29th-September 4th:
-The dreaded MIDDLE (experiences slogging past the middle of a manuscript and pushing through to the end!)
Favorite scene in the story (probably best to be vague this early) and what inspired it.
-Back to school (like, anything to do with characters going back to school, skipping school, the tricks of making plot move forward if characters are in school, school in a dystopian environment, etc)
Writing schedules - how often people get to write and whether they have a schedule, or just squeeze it in where they can.
September 26th-October 2nd:
-Revision (input on our revision processes, what works for us, what doesn't, what essential things we feel we 'need' in order to enter the revision cave)
First time they knew they wanted to be a writer.
-Being edited (the process, what we expected vs how it actually is, etc)
Favorite writing distractions (internet, yarn, Angry Birds).