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I am reading Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell and attempting to do the exercises at the end of each chapter before I rush ahead to the next one. (That's not working very well since I tell my self I'll just take a little peek.) Much to my surprise, it has been a help. I'm also rereading part of On Writing by Stephen King. I never got into his books but I do like his advice and the way he writes.

But back to Bell. For the first time, the 3 act structure makes sense and will work for the book I'm writing. See how far I've come? I would have said "working on" and as a matter of fact I did, and then erased it. Actual writing is something other people do: I work on something. Or did. Time to admit that I'm writing. Anyway, I was plotting the book, and writing down ideas that appeal to me, when it struck me that the story fit together a lot better as a YA book. Pop! I felt like a couple of the puzzle pieces linked up without me doing a thing. I'm going to try it.

My old laptop will soon be un-updatable, when Lion comes out. I think. Maybe a bedroom writing computer?

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