Deliberate Practice for Fiction Writing V3: The 3 Parts to Master because V2 strategy was unclear and when I executed my practice I was confused and unable to focus fully.
The 3 Parts to Master
1. English Language: Get good at the grammar and vocabulary so the writing doesn’t disrupt the reader’s experience.
2. Writing as a Craft: How to express the ideas that will make the reader feel like they are a part of the action
3. Storytelling as a Craft: Keep them in the story world
Incorporating all 3 parts into V3 deliberate practice strategy.
Deliberate Practice for Fiction Writing V3 Strategy
#1 DAILY PROGRESS: In every deliberate practice session, there’s Part 1 & Part 2
Part 1: Alternate between (a) & (b), meaning today (a), tomorrow (b), and the next day back to (a) and so on.
(a) English Language Mastery (Begin with The Elements of Style before moving on to Practical English Usage)
(b) Writing & Storytelling Mastery: Attend writing classes by accomplished authors on MasterClass
1) Read book chapter by chapter: Apply 1 of 50 writing tools each week
2) Pick out phrases, sentences or paragraphs to emulate
#2 DAILY PROGRESS: END OF EVERY READING SESSION
1) Write paragraphs or a chapter to emulate (not imitate or copy)
#3 END OF EACH BOOK
1) Present story framework using Fabula storytelling cards
1.1 Hero’s journey
1.2 Order of Events
2) Blog my insights and key takeaways from this learning experience
Improvements to Deliberate Practice for Fiction Writing Strategy
My approach is simple. Extract vital information from non-fiction books I read regarding deliberate practice, mastery and so on, as well as accomplished authors from their lessons on MasterClass or books, and then design updated versions as I progress with my current deliberate practice.
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