13 Prime Principles of Plot Plausible plotting starts with cause and effect. Make sure each step in your plot has a causative event, and one of more effects. Character actions should be caused by some motivation, and should have some effect on the plot. Your protagonist should save the day…
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Here are a few quick tips for creating dazzling dialogue.
#1 Keep it short
Three to four lines between ” “, then insert an action, change speakers, switch to a quick thought. This creates more white space, suggests more movement, forces you to be cogent and quick.
What if you could map out your book in 30 minutes? This is a quick exercise designed to sketch out the major events of your novel. It only gives you a map– you have to make the drive yourself!