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Get advice and tips on how to write as we go on a journey to discover the beauty of perfectly flawed words.

Perfectly Flawed Words Mikayla Deely

    • Arts

Get advice and tips on how to write as we go on a journey to discover the beauty of perfectly flawed words.

    Let’s Outline a Book! - Episode 10

    Let’s Outline a Book! - Episode 10

    Follow along with me as we outline a book together! Today we're going over the seven-point plot structure together as I outline my next book.
    If you're following along, here's the template for the structure I'm using:
    The Hook
    Plot Point 1
    Pinch Point 1
    Midpoint
    Pinch Point 2
    Plot Point 2
    Resolution
    Seven-point structure doesn't work for you? Check out this list of other ways to outline a book!
    https://blog.reedsy.com/guide/story-structure/

    • 41 min
    Should Writers Be Worried About AI? (And Writers Going on Strike!) - Episode 9

    Should Writers Be Worried About AI? (And Writers Going on Strike!) - Episode 9

    Today we're talking about AI and the writer's strike going on! A lot to cover, so make yourself a cup of tea, curl up with your favorite blanket, and let's get into it!
    Also switching up how I edit these episodes; let me know what you think!
    --
    I don't want any hate going out toward the author of the article in this episode. Yes, he's using AI in a way I don't believe is right, but that is my own opinion. I am not directing anything at the author specifically, just the actions and act of using AI to write books. I am commenting my own thoughts about this topic, which is protected under fair use.
    Don't go sending any hate to anyone!
    The article talked about in the episode:
    'I'm Making Thousands Using AI to Write Books' (newsweek.com)

    • 38 min
    What’s the Deal With Trigger Warnings? - Episode 8

    What’s the Deal With Trigger Warnings? - Episode 8

    Today we're talking about trigger warnings. Since this is a heavier topic, I've taken a more laid-back approach to keep this episode positive.
     
    Here are my sources for this episode if you'd like to check them out yourself!
    The Trigger Warning Myth | The New Republic
    Your Guide to Content Warnings: When and How to Include One in Your Book - TCK Publishing
    What Are Trigger Warnings: Sharing Traumatic or Disturbing Content - GoodRx
    To Warn or not to Warn: The Controversy around Trigger Warnings in Literature – Writer Unboxed
    Do books NEED trigger warnings? - YouTube

    • 29 min
    Plotter or Pantser? - Episode 7

    Plotter or Pantser? - Episode 7

    Hello my fellow readers and writers! So, what's better? Should you plot your story or wing it? Well, today we're going to find out!

    • 24 min
    Writing Exercises - Episode 6

    Writing Exercises - Episode 6

    Hello my fellow readers and writers! Today we talk about how to practice writing, which was something I've only recently started doing. We cover some of my favorite exercises (or ones I plan on doing) and go over how often you should practice.
    If you want to hear more from me, you can find me on my Instagram @mikayla_writes
    As always, stay writing, my friends!

    • 26 min
    No Plot, Just Tropes - Episode 5

    No Plot, Just Tropes - Episode 5

    Hello my fellow readers and writers! Today we dive into tropes and some issues I find with two certain popular ones... Along with a discussion of authors using tropes to only market their books.
    Stay writing, my friends!

    • 15 min

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