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Figuring Out the Fatal Flaw (And Why Your Character Needs One)

Some recent feedback on my current novel project suggested that my main character's fatal flaw was not obvious, making him weak and unsympathetic. I didn't understand so I did some research and found the perfect explanation. Continue...

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The Power of the Subplot (How Not to Write a Confusing Novel)

My biggest problem in outlining my novel so far has been an overabundance of ideas which have no structure. I think I know what my main plot is, but I also have several other plot lines and I can't figure out how they are going to fit together. Continue...

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