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SUBPLOT

Interesting tips explaining how to build a subplot! Too important not to forget. There is one element in plotting our story that we sometimes forget or neglect—the subplot. The subplot is what rounds out a novel or screenplay, informing it … Continue reading

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Plot Builder – Three Steps to Sparking a Satisfying Story

Found those tips on a plot builder – Extremely useful.  To make sure you have a strong enough plot to carry the weight of the story from beginning to end, you need to make sure you have these three vital … Continue reading

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The Sympathy Vote

How to get your reader to identify with an unsympathetic character? Getting the audience to sit in the cheering section for a hero is easy—all you need is a brave, idealistic, upstanding, and highly functional character as the star of … Continue reading

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Six Defining Characteristics of Strong Female Protagonists

Very interesting points that everyone should keep in mind – if they decide to write about a strong female protagonists 🙂 Happy Sunday! The Six Defining Characteristics of Strong Female Protagonists She has a story goal that defines the narrative … Continue reading

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Ten things successful writers do

Live in the present and look to the future. They don’t dwell on rejection. They start writing another book as soon as they finish rewriting and editing the previous one. Take chances. They don’t think there is only one way … Continue reading

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A Sidekick

I’ve found that explanation from a writer’s blog I follow and thought that point was very interesting.  Sidekick (noun) – A person’s assistant or close associate, especially one who has less authority than that person. (oxforddictionaries.com) Where does it come … Continue reading

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BE SPECIFIC

Be specific by Mauree Applegate   Don’t say you saw a bird: you saw a swallow, Or a great horned owl, a hawk, or oriole. Don’t just tell me that he flew; That’s what any bird can do; Say he … Continue reading

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