Tag: novel

Don’t Get Mired Down in the Details
November 2, 2017 Writing Advice Andy Peloquin

We’ve all heard the old chestnut “God is in the details.” Basically, it means that details are important. A great story is built up of tiny little details. The single sentence spoken by Character X at the beginning of Chapter One may become instrumental in the outcome of Chapter Forty-Six, or the carelessness in Chapter Four could

How Do You Plot Your Novel?
February 29, 2016 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

        Some writers see plotting as a jumbled up bowl of spaghetti beyond their ability to comprehend. It is, by far, the most nerve-wracking aspect of the writing process.  The most boring is editing, but that’s another subject.  You may see plotting much like this first chart:                 While it gets from A to

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