I'm not a big believer in writing exercises. Total heathen, actually. Sure, they help you sharpen skills and generate content, but usually they're throwaway gimmicks that work for some and waste time for many.
Except for this one.
Character arcs typically include a series of events called "The Hero's Journey." While I'm no hero (I'm more of a snarky side-villain), the past two months sent me through the pits of Revision Hell as part of my Pitch Wars adventure.
Most emails don't make my head spin. Probably because most emails don't come from a Pitch Wars mentor.
Oh no, not another blog! We don't need anymore of those. Stop, Brandon--just stop. Go do some actual, y'know, fiction writing. Work on that horror novel you've been slaving away at. Or roll out a new short story. Or even a screenplay. Anything but a blog.