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4 Plot Pitfalls You Need to Avoid - ProWritingAid

Okay! So it seems I need to go back to the current draft of my WIP brandishing a large red pen!

 Some great suggestions in this article, along with the comments from my beta readers, have made me re-examine my plot. 566 more words

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Improving a novel's subplots

A single plotline typically isn’t enough to carry a story to the end, so complications in the subplots are employed to add depth, complexity and tension to its unfolding. 386 more words

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Zero Population Subplots

I have a new story peeve that goes hand-in-hand with my gripe about characters who refuse to stay dead. And that is . . . 351 more words

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Being a Better Writer: Avoiding a Sagging Middle

All right! And we’re back with today’s follow-up to one of our more recent posts! Remember? The one about health?

Okay, I’m actually joking. This isn’t a post about that. 3,156 more words

Being A Better Writer

Immortal Characters

On this, another Free Week here at 4F,1H, I would like to take advantage of other writers’ time and ‘think out-loud’, ( as it were), about characters. 476 more words

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The Essence of a Book

Originally posted on October 6, 2010

Ever notice that each well-written book has one quote or an instance of narrative inside it that embodies the essence of that book? 414 more words

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L'espirit d'escalier

L’espirit d’escalier: A conversational remark or rejoinder that only occurs to someone after the opportunity to make it has passed. Also known as l‘espirit de l’escalier…

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