Maxine Kaplan - "You can't fix what you don't write"

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We talk with Maxine about how she got organized, the value of todo lists and delve into the misconceptions people have about sensitivity readers and why we all like the term expertise reader better.

Her debut YA novel is The Accidental Bad Girl.

She used to wear a writing tiara which may be the coolest thing ever!

Outline Longhand in a notebook
Maxine also writes character motivations breakdowns in her notebook

I believe this is the Robin LaFever blog post that was mentioned: http://www.robinlafevers.com/2012/10/28/growing-plot-from-character/

Hard goal of 500 words a day

Word Processor
Word

Maxine's Mantra: You can't fix what you don't write.

Editing
Monster Energy Drink
Write questions she has as she read through her book for the first time.

The Three Notes Maxine Always Anticipates
This character's motivation doesn’t make sense
There is a pacing Dead Zone in the middle
This ending doesn’t work

Reading Right Now
I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
The Bird and The Blade by Megan Bannen
Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood by Joshua Keating

Where to find Maxine Online
https://www.maxinekaplanbooks.com
Twitter and Instagram @maxinegkaplan

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