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13 Prime Principles of Plot

  1. 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.

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8 Tips for Dazzling Dialogue

 

Here are a few quick tips for creating dazzling dialogue.    GlindatheGoodWitchoftheNorth1.jpg

#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.

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