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How to Write a Killer Ending

Wrapping up a seventy thousand word journey in a way where everything feels completed and leaves the reader feeling satisfied is a definite balancing act. Too much wrap up? Barf. Who wants that nice bow double knotted? Get it done

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Building Conflict in a Story with a Contagonist

What is an contagonist and what does it have to do with building conflict in your novel? Lots. An┬ácontagonist is a character who is generally on the hero/heroine’s side in the story as they want the hero/heroine to achieve their

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Sagging Scenes: How to Know When You Are Killing Your Scenes

Do your scenes suffer from TMI? Are they sagging? Boring? Repeating themselves? In other words, are they slower than molasses in January? Last week I talked about coming in late and leaving early (scene writing tips & how to write

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How to Write a Killer Scene

I’m going to give you a secret on to how to write a killer scene. Are you ready for a very easy and very effective scene writing tip? Come in Late, Leave Early Wait… what? Jean, what does “come in

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