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Friday, October 23, 2009

Writing Tip of the Day

The "Dreaded Sagging Middle" is a threat to many authors. After introducing their main characters and setting them on a dramatic path, the story stalls at the halfway mark as they wonder what should happen next. The best way to avoid this is to include a dramatic turning point here in your initial plot. In romance, this is often the escalation of the romantic relationship into sexual intimacy. The ploy works best, however, if the change increases the conflict between the hero and heroine and/or raises the danger level for the heroine.


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