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15 Story Beats to Keep Your NaNoWriMo Novel on Track

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So NaNoWriMo has begun! Some people do a lot of planning, some don’t, but no matter which side you’re on, you might come to a place mid-month where your story feels like it’s gone off the rails. A lot of people will tell you to plow through! But I think better advice is to take […]

What’s a B-Story? And Why That Love Triangle Doesn’t Cut It

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Before I explain what is a B-Story and why it’s crucial, here’s a list of what it is not: Comic relief that is inconsequential to the main story. A side plot that has nothing to do with your hero. A tacked-on love story to appease those who say YA needs a love triangle. These are […]