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What do editors / agents / publishers really want?

Have you ever wondered what an editor, agent, publisher really wants in a story? Do you have story ideas that seem great in the moment, but become just like everyone else’s? Is your story a cliche? If so, you’re not alone. We all come up with a plot that has conflict. Conflict has only three […]

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Mysteries – How do we plot them?

I’m writing a novel. Oh, yes. Just like everyone else. My novel is a hybrid of mystery and thriller. There is a mystery at the core of the story, but there’s a lot of action before it’s solved. Like all good mysteries, the plot needs to take the reader to different places before the mystery […]

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