Plot Clinic: What to do When Your Plot is Old Ketchup

So, how's your NaNoWriMo going then? Mine is floundering. I won't bore you with reasons but the start of the month has been quite busy so I haven't had many writing days. Fortunately the last couple of weeks of November is clear so I'm hoping to pull back my word count before the end of …

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The Importance of Being Bad and Having a Reason for it

You might think that your protagonist is the most important character in your novel. True, the story will revolve around the hero or heroine so they are pretty important, but don't forget about your villain. A great bad guy can make or break a story. The cornerstone of a good story is conflict: Think about all …

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