The Action Reaction Cycle

When you write, you will usually have a mix of things that are happening around your protagonist (for the purpose of this article, we’ll assume the protagonist is the point of view character in any given scene), and things that your protagonist is thinking and doing. If you don’t know any better, you will switch…

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The Secret to a Gripping Novel Climax

The second most important tool in a novel writers plotting toolbox. You know how when you first start out in writing, you feel there must be rules of thumb, techniques that you can use, accepted structures that create a decent novel. Then you have a Eureka moment when you discover the Hero’s Journey and things…

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