Park Slope Moms & Calling Olivia Wilde’s Bluff — Constructing An American, Female Response To James Bond & Mission: Impossible

Some thoughts.

Novel Notes: Third Act Development & Instagram Accounts

Some thoughts.

Novel Notes For April 15th — Things Are Getting Much Better

Some thoughts.

Novel Notes For April 14th, 2019 — A Scenario That Serves As Political Allegory For The First 2 Years Of The Trump Administration

Some thoughts.

Novel Notes: The Perils Of A Middle Aged White Man Trying To Write A Feminist Icon

Some thoughts.

Novel Notes For April 13th, 2019 — Fixed Character Problem

Novel Notes For April 11, 2019 — Simplifying The Story Significantly

I have a few “ah-ha” moments with this one.

Novel Notes For April 10th — The Feminist Conundrum

Some thoughts.

Novel Notes For April 9th — Of Coen Brothers Movies, #MeToo, The Fast & The Furious, And Writing a Zeitgeist Story

Some thoughts.

Scenario Building For Fun & For Profit

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I have thought up scenarios my entire life and writing a novel uses the same part of my brain. One thing that has happened to my scenario in just the last few days is I’ve realized that it’s not dark or serious enough.

As such, I’ve effectively started from scratch — AGAIN — but in the context of a massive amount of development having already been done. The main thing I’ve changed is the nature of my Heros. The story is a lot more serious and a lot less full of sex used for comical ends.

I have finally managed to rewrite the first scene and I think pretty soon I’ll be able to reuse a lot of scenes I’ve already written. That will speed up the process considerably.