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Plotting Backward #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

PLOTTING BACKWARD Plotting backward might seem counter intuitive when you’re plotting a book. After all, isn’t the object to go from front to back? Plotting backward is a great tool for jumpstarting writer’s block. If you’re stuck and can’t push through the wall holding you back, jump to the next scene you know you can…

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How to Write a Short Story

How to write a short story What is a short story? Before you can begin writing, you should be aware of the parameters and purpose of a short story. Per Merriam-Webster, a short story is: an invented prose narrative shorter than a novel usually dealing with a few characters and aiming at unity of effect…

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Using Subplots to Deepen Your Story #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop

Use subplots to deepen your story NOT ALL STORIES REQUIRE the addition of one or more subplots. Adding more to a rich, layered, and textured main plot could detract your reader. On the other hand, subplots can: Deepen characterization by revealing flaws, strengths and growth. Deepen theme. Add complexity and momentum by diverting the reader’s…

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