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Third act problems … and Solutions

Third act problems … and Solutions

FIXING A HOLE WHERE THE RAIN GETS IN:   Third act problems … and solutions A Session with Peter Seth   When I finished the first draft of the book that became my novel WHAT IT WAS LIKE, I didn’t think I had any Third Act problems. (For the sake of this article, when I […]

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Storyboarding for Depth and Clarity

Storyboarding for Depth and Clarity

A Session with Earl Javorsky There are lots of ways to create a novel. You can start with an idea—What if the Germans won World War Two?—then imagine an opening and just run with it, creating as you go. Or, you can start with a character, flesh the character out, put her in harmony with […]

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Getting the Details Right

Getting the Details Right

A Session with Susan Israel Like every aspiring writer, you’ve probably heard the adage “Write what you know” more than once…more like a thousand times. But few if any successful authors know everything about their subject matter, their characters, their settings, without doing at least some research and usually a great deal of it. If […]

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