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Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Quick Take:

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Dec• 30•14

Everything your main characters do must have consequences. No, I’m not talking about tying their shoelaces or walking the dog. Well, unless they’re walking the pooch in a sketchy neighborhood, in the rain at 2 a.m., or as a hurricane is about to blast through…..A kiss needs to lead to something. A slap or lie or fumble must have significance. Now sometimes you need to give readers breathers in your stories–little tidbits of ordinary life or a slower pace. But if theishadow, tallr acts don’t have consequences, it’s likely they’re not needed in the story. 

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