Category Archives: Pacing

The 10-Step Checklist to Writing an Above-Average Novel

Ten steps toward crafting your fiction to be a cut above the rest in your genre.

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How to Choose Your Story’s Plot Points

A thorough understanding of story structure can help you to build an awesome story. Ignore the wisdom of the mechanics and your story can end up a disappointment due to lost opportunities.

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Begin from the Middle: How to Start Your Story In Medias Res

By starting a story in the midst of action, writers can hook readers with a literary technique as old as the Greek epics—in medias res. Paul Buchanan explains how.

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https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/writing-fiction-online-editor/begin-from-the-middle-how-to-start-your-story-in-medias-res

How to Mess Up Your Lead Character’s Ordinary Day

Making life difficult for our main characters is the lifeblood of the conflict and suspense that drives our stories. Here are some tips on how to that in some really excellent ways from James Scott Bell.

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https://killzoneblog.com/2018/10/how-to-mess-up-your-lead-characters-ordinary-day.html