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Let's take a look at seven important questions about scenes vs. chapters, which will help you better understand and control your narrative. http://ow.ly/uU2R304wVXi
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Reveals how Dumas balanced the backstory in The Three Musketeers to give readers just the right amount of information at just the right moment.
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Reveals how Dumas balanced the backstory in The Three Musketeers to give readers just the right amount of information at just the right moment.
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No, unfortunately, they're only available in English, Japanese, German, and Korean.
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In this week's e-letter:

* I change up my schedule and start writing outside

* A reader asks, "Why Can I Never Finish My Stories?"

* More drawing winners are announced

* Helpful links and resources from The Creative Penn, Author Kristen Lamb, and The Write Practice.

http://bit.ly/2d1GI9J
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Learn how to create story subtext in everything you write using five simple but crucial principles.

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/5-ingredients-need-story-subtext/
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Sloppy or forced foreshadowing leaves readers feeling confused and manipulated. Here are 4 things to avoid in figuring out how to foreshadow a story. http://ow.ly/q1fQ3041Vdo
Sloppy or forced foreshadowing leaves readers feeling confused and manipulated. Here are 4 things to avoid in figuring out how to foreshadow a story.
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Sometimes your greatest act of courage is being honest, especially in staying true to your characters. Check yourself with these 4 questions.
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It's a joke among writers: we are so mean to our characters! But your pursuit of conflict can trip you up in writing dynamic characters. Learn why! http://ow.ly/98zs304g75S
It's a joke among writers: we are so mean to our characters! But your pursuit of conflict can trip you up in writing dynamic characters. Learn why!
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+Gail Johnson Thanks for reading! :)
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Want to learn how to choose the right antagonist for your story? All you have to do is double-check him against this four-part checklist. http://ow.ly/uGjz304g6Mp
Want to learn how to choose the right antagonist for your story? All you have to do is double-check him against this four-part checklist.
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As writers, the one thing we can't afford is not to daydream. Learn how to daydream better and more often in three easy steps.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/daydream-or-die/
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Uses Daphne du Maurier’s excellent characterization in The House on the Strand to show you how to create great secondary antagonists.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/antagonists-dont-have-to-be-evil/
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K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the IPPY and NIEA Award-winning and internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, as well as Jane Eyre: The Writer’s Digest Annotated Classic, the western A Man Called Outlaw, the medieval epic Behold the Dawn, and the portal fantasy Dreamlander. When she’s not making things up, she’s busy mentoring other authors on her award-winning blog HelpingWritersBecomeAuthors.com. She makes her home in western Nebraska. Find out more about her fiction at KMWeiland.com.
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