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The Novel Begins 3

2             My name is Joseph Tooley, and it was my father Jacob that went missing nine years ago out here in these very woods. No trace has ever been found of him in all that time. And believe me … Continue reading

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The Novel Begins

Prologue             The splintering bark showered him as the shot exploded into the tree a mere foot from his head. “You can’t hide. I know every corner of this forest, and it will be your burying ground.” Cresting the hill, … Continue reading

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Novel Beginning/Ending Advice

  Some good advice on those pesky, sometimes annoying choices involved in the openings and endings to your story. Write Fearlessly How to Write a Memorable Beginning and Ending by Melissa Tydell An intriguing beginning and a strong ending act … Continue reading

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How To Begin

OK, so here I am. I have my outline completed, with one major exception (thinking of switching the gender of my antagonist) and a few minor exceptions (how much depth to give some of my secondary and thirdondary—that’s a word … Continue reading

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