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Plotting Pointers

“A story that has nothing but action and plot is a pretty poor affair; and some great stories have neither. To my mind, plot is merely one way of telling a story, by connecting the happenings tightly; usually through causal … Continue reading

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Comfortable Crafting

“My mantra is ‘Get it down, then get it right.’ Things tend to gel for me as I write…voices, situations. It means a lot of revision down the line, but you can’t revise what isn’t there to begin with.” “If … Continue reading

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Story Sketching

Some of us like to know where we’re going and some of us like surprises. I remember reading that John Grisham, for example, meticulously plots his novels from beginning to end. Before he starts writing, it’s not unusual for him … Continue reading

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