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Four Things You Can Do When Plotting Isn’t Working For You by Dina von Lowenkraft

Although every finished book has a plot, not every plot is developed in the same way. There is a long-standing debate between writers who plot before writing their story (plotters) and those who discover their plot as they write (pantsers). Unfortunately, most of the plotting books I’ve read are for people whose minds work in …
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Make Them Sweat: How to Build Tension into Your Manuscript Through Language by Dina von Lowenkraft

Applying the nuances that create Language Tension may be easier after your first draft, once the story has played itself out. The plot, the character arc, the theme of your writing – everything in your story is expressed through language. My previous articles on Ground Level Tension (how to create tension in setting) and Action Tension …
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Using The Ordinary To Link Internal And External Conflict by Kat Duncan

GMC is an important part of your story, especially internal and external conflict. Which is why over February we are highlighting some of our older articles on GMC. This article was first published on the 21st of May 2014. Enjoy ~ Angel Right from the opening lines, and even perhaps from your book’s title you will want to …