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Get plot right - lessons from bestsellers

Get plot right: Lessons from 7 bestsellers

Wouldn’t it be great to write a bestseller? If you want to build a large readership it’s crucial to get plot right. If you look over bestseller lists, you might think that the secret to writing a best-selling novel is to have written one before. It’s true that lists such as the New York Times‘ […]

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Writing a story from beginning to end - pen and paper

Writing a story from beginning to end: How to take charge of plot

Writing a story from beginning to end is a complex task that people approach in varying ways. Some are guided by their characters or by instinct. However, it is possible for you to take charge of your plot and steer it in your intended direction from the opening sentence to the final paragraph. Even if you’re a pantser. […]

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