Happy Thursday, squiders. I hope yours find you better than mine, where I am literally a fountain of snot.
(Tips for dealing with sinus congestion–and hopefully getting rid of it? I will love you forever.)
Anyway, Siri and I spent about four hours yesterday pounding out stuff for the sequel of City of Hope and Ruin. (We were both sick, so hopefully everything is coherent when I go back over it.) We made decent progress, mapping out character and relationship arcs, and poked at the plot (still being a jerk) a bit. And we’re going to start writing, so that’s exciting.
We also spent some time talking about structure and how to apply that to the series as a whole. (We’re thinking it will be a trilogy, and I think I’ve talked to you guys in the past about how writing a trilogy is like writing a very long 3-Act structure each with its own complete arcs.)
And I found this very lovely blog post on 3-Act structure, which I thought I would share with you. It’s here:
It’s by K.M. Weiland, whom I generally recommend when it comes to the nuts and bolts of fiction writing. But this is a very complete look at the structure and what needs to happen in each part, and I recommend it if you’re curious or would like a refresher.
As for me, I need more tea and kleenex, and I’ll see you guys next week.