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Novel Writing: Taming Messy Middles

Novel Writing: Taming Messy Middles | The Funnily Enough | Scoop.it

By now, many of you doing NaNoWriMo have hit the middle of your novel. Middles can be messy! Subplots fizzle or morph. Supporting characters try to takeover. Your character's clear goal now seems like one big mud puddle.


Writing Tip for Today: What can you do to clean up the messy middle of a novel that's spiraling out of control?

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Help for the Beginnings, Middles and Endings

Help for the Beginnings, Middles and Endings | The Funnily Enough | Scoop.it

Beginnings

 

The first task of your beginning is to hook the reader.

 

Use great opening lines, teasers, attitude, story frames or prologues to grab the reader.

 

Watch out for dull exposition at the beginning. Act first; explain later.

 

Middles...

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