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Using Subplots #ThrowbackThursday

Throwback Thursday It’s #ThrowbackThursday, and we’re traveling in the wayback machine to just about this time last year to discuss how using subplots can deepen your story. Using 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…

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“O” is for Outline #ThrowbackThursday

“O” is for outline in today’s #ThrowbackThursday “O” is for outline is lifted from 2017’s AtoZChallenge. I’m borrowing content for today’s subject of how to outline a book from The Plot Thickens:21 Ways to Plot Your Novel, a book I and a writing partner published about plotting. IT’S TIME TO PUT SOME of these lessons…

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Avoid Sagging Middles and Lackluster Endings #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

How You Can Have a Riveting Book Without Sagging Middles and Lackluster Endings The following is an excerpt from my book, The Plot Thickens: 21 Ways to Plot Your Novel. A link to buy can be found here. The second chapter addresses how to avoid sagging middles and lackluster endings. The novel’s middle is vital…

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