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How to Build a Character Arc

How to Build a Character Arc A WRITER CAN POUR plot twists, solid conflict, steamy sex, non-stop action, and a fluffy kitty or two into a story and still miss the heart of the reader if the main characters in the story fail to demonstrate some sort of character arc. Readers relate to characters through…

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Three Act Structure #ThrowbackThursday

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday revisits the Three Act Structure (Today’s post on the Three Act Structure is an excerpt from The Plot Thickens:21 Ways to Plot Your Novel.) THE THREE ACT STRUCTURE is one of the most popular ways to plot a novel or screenplay. It’s the backbone of countless novels, TV shows and movies. It keeps…

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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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