Pick a starting point…

It’s a question that plagues most writers at some point – where do I start this story? Don’t start with waking up. Start in the middle of the action. Don’t start with an info dump or backstory. Open with a hook. Do this. Don’t do that. The advice on how to craft the opening scenes of…

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The Great American Novel

Any writer knows it… that moment when inspiration strikes. It’s an idea, a good, no wait… a great idea. The story shimmers, tantalizes and lures. Perhaps the entire plot plays out like a movie, or maybe it’s just a few images of characters, scenes and vague concepts. But it’s there, inside your head and it’s…

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