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What makes a book good? By Yvonne Walus

Can you name a book that you and all your friends agree on? One that is unanimously considered either so brilliant it’s impossible to put down, or so bad it’s impossible to finish? If you can, you’re probably an exception. (Or you have a group of unusually like-minded friends.)   I can’t. Can’t name one …
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Classes Starting the Week of April 1

Spring is here and we’re all dreaming of summer, but don’t stop learning and writing! Braiding Conflicts to Build the Perfect Climax with Angela Knight ~ April 1 – April 28 Prequeling: Harvesting Backstory for Further Tales with Beth Daniels ~ April 1 – April 28 Social Media For Authors with Ines Johnson ~ April 1 – …
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Prime Stakes by Jacqui Lipton

Elements of a Plot If you’ve ever plotted out a novel, or taken a story structure class, you’re probably familiar with the idea of working forward from the protagonist’s goal. As I (and MANY others) have said: CHARACTER + DESIRE + OBSTACLES = PLOT. If you know what your character wants more than anything else …