Get That Novel Written!
In her follow-up to Get That Novel Started! you'll discover why you must get to know your characters as though they were real people; how to avoid "Barney Fife Syndrome", to thwart takeover attempts by secondary characters; what makes the juiciest conflicts; how you can - and why you must - make the stakes climb ever higher for your characters; how to use point of view deftly, to strengthen your storytelling; how to use words as a seasoned writer does - with precision and for effect; why you need to pay attention to your placement of words, sentences, scenes and chapters; and much more. Topics are divided into The Basics and The Finer Points, and most chapters end with exercises.
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