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Plot, Pacing, and Structure
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The Dreaded 'Middle' Alexandra Hartley 7 7020 Wednesday, August 3, 2016 1:31 PM 
How do you deal with going back and forth in time? Lucy Silag - Book Country Director 11 5393 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:31 AM 
Unhappy Endings and/or When We Aren't the Good Guys LilySea 22 23201 Friday, February 5, 2016 7:39 PM 
Falling in love JFSurvivor 1 3745 Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:09 PM 
Should she say yes or no? JFSurvivor 6 3481 Tuesday, October 6, 2015 3:03 PM 
Structure LJA 7 3714 Thursday, July 2, 2015 4:47 PM 
Snoozefest? JPKippling 3 4486 Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:26 AM 
knitting in subplots Lucy Basey 6 5617 Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:44 PM 
Do you outline? MarieDees 48 11901 Friday, June 12, 2015 5:07 PM 
Serial or Series S. T. Collier 2 4164 Monday, April 6, 2015 2:48 PM 
The Effectiveness of Chapter Titles J Boone Dryden 7 14786 Monday, March 23, 2015 4:32 AM 
Chapter length questions Wonderdoodle 6 8658 Saturday, November 1, 2014 9:47 PM 
Climax chapter issue Linnea Ren 4 8090 Sunday, June 22, 2014 1:59 AM 
Making parallels with myths--question! NoellePierce 9 17287 Sunday, June 22, 2014 1:46 AM 
Question of the Drama Queens??? Mac Bizzo 4 8854 Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:58 PM 
The beauty of a swiftly moving plot! Lucy Silag 2 8051 Wednesday, December 18, 2013 11:12 PM 
Is telling rather than showing ever acceptable? Rachel Russell 14 14034 Thursday, November 21, 2013 4:14 PM 
Managing Tension: Pulling the Reader Through the Story Elizabeth Moon 13 19368 Monday, October 14, 2013 4:57 PM 
Point of Telling Lucy Silag 4 16052 Monday, August 19, 2013 9:25 PM 
Origin Story: Where to Include It? VA Diaz 10 10121 Wednesday, July 31, 2013 11:02 AM 
How IDENTITY THIEF taught me enough is enough NoellePierce 3 5433 Wednesday, July 24, 2013 4:50 PM 
Plotting a Trilogy - advice or links? NoellePierce 26 17249 Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:33 PM 
Reading a series: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Joani Davis 3 8721 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:30 AM 
Swain's formula: Flight path or Clipped wings? Michael R Hagan 52 40977 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:56 PM 
Show don't Tell -Your opinions on 2013 Edgar First Book Nominees Three Borzoi 5 16970 Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1:02 AM 
Inciting Incidents, Catalysts, Premise and Debate Herb Mallette 14 18984 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 2:14 PM 
Do misdirection and ambiguity bother readers or keep them engaged? Stephen Wechselblatt 3 7876 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:42 AM 
Loose ends: love 'em or hate 'em Marc Poliquin 21 12056 Friday, November 23, 2012 6:16 AM 
'Rules of Story' Nicki Hill 18 38972 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:36 AM 
What do you do when your characters rebel? Maria Granovsky 11 11475 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:53 PM 
How Much of What you write is carefully planned and How Much is not? Tony Colina 17 13058 Sunday, September 2, 2012 12:39 PM 
Sex, Romance and Relationships in Books that Aren't Romances LilySea 10 20435 Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:27 PM 
Understanding Scenes and Sequels momgotshocked 4 8989 Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:22 PM 
The Significance of Plot without Conflict MariAdkins 9 14494 Saturday, July 7, 2012 12:38 PM 
The Purpose of the Prologue Marcie 22 27492 Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:14 AM 
Showing Versus Telling Danielle Bowers 7 5649 Friday, March 9, 2012 10:00 AM 
The Writer as the Movie Director M Romero Nunn 9 11238 Monday, February 20, 2012 2:41 PM 
Chapter length really does matter...or does it? Tawni Peterson 15 9141 Monday, February 13, 2012 10:41 AM 
Getting past the first chapter... Tabetha Waite 5 5748 Monday, December 5, 2011 3:59 PM 
What's the point of a Prologue? Timothy Maguire 3 10496 Monday, November 28, 2011 1:24 PM 
Calling all Series Writers! Story Development over Multiple Books? LilySea 19 13577 Sunday, November 27, 2011 11:15 PM 
Narrative Time J Boone Dryden 13 7565 Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:24 AM 
Titles. They're Hard to Come Up With. Nefasti 12 9272 Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:17 PM 
A Decade of Storyline ME Chick 5 19650 Tuesday, August 9, 2011 4:05 PM 
How To Combat A Sudden Change Of Pace A Turcotte 3 12291 Tuesday, August 9, 2011 4:09 AM 
Instinct in Plotting Amy Sterling 11 12394 Thursday, August 4, 2011 7:06 PM 
Exposition... what's not/enough? Michael Guarneiri 7 6888 Saturday, June 11, 2011 7:01 PM 
the story AFTER the guy gets the girl Paroma 3 14028 Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:37 PM 
Summary versus Scene InkMuse 4 9234 Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:52 PM 
Time Bradley 14 14216 Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:42 PM 
 

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