Posts about plot

#2MinWritingTip – The Secret Lives of Characters

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I attended a workshop last year with a writer who is an excellent instructor and a brilliant marketer. I nodded along enthusiastically until he said, “Characters aren’t real people. They’re vehicles for conflict.” While I understand what he was saying, one of the biggest mistakes that writers–especially beginning writers–can make...
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#2MinWritingTip – Plot and Story

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  I have a friend who is a brilliant writer, but she was struggling with a particular manuscript. After reading a few dozen pages, I immediately recognized the problem: while a lot of things happened to the character, and they moved the story forward, none of them actually mattered. This is...
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