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Play Fortunately, Unfortunately–And Liven Up Your Plot

Today’s post is an absolutely brilliant one by Emma Darwin on adding conflict. I tend to go too easy on my characters at times. I love them too much, and when I have to make their lives a living hell,

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Antagonist–What Kind Do You Have?

Your antagonist is extremely important to your story. The antagonist must be enough of a threat to bring your protagonist to his/her knees, to cause them to grow beyond what they could have ever done otherwise. Antagonists can be of

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What Do You Do When You Hit a Wall?

If you’ve been writing for any amount of time, it’s happened to you. You’re cranking along, a blissful conduit for the story flowing through you. It’s awesome. It’s the most incredible feeling in the whole world. And then, SCREECH! It

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