In the first installment of this series on conflict, we talked about why every story needs conflict, and lots of it. Today’s post explains the four types of conflict, with hints on how to layer them into your story for maximum impact.Read More
The first thing agents and editors often ask writers about their work is: How long is it? Answer that question wrong, and you mark yourself an amateur. Here’s how to answer the right way—and fix your story with Paula’s How-to-Cut Formula if it’s too long….Read More
As writers, we often resist revision suggestions, even when they come from publishing professionals, such as agents and editors. Just for the heck of it: Take the last note you received from a reader that made you think, “I don’t think so!” and rewrite that scene.Read More
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