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NaNoWriMo Writers: plotting suggestions

A few suggestions: Don’t edit–this is a first-draft mad dash. Remember your story is essentially a problem that needs solving. Not your problem, the protagonist’s problem. Keep asking yourself ‘what’s the worst thing that can happen next?’ Remember you’re sending your protagonist into new emotional and physical territory. Start at least one subplot. This subplot should […]

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