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First, as you open your story, give your reader an emotional touchstone — plunge a character into an emotion-provoking situation. Fiction writing involves human characters, and human characters have emotions. You can touch your reader best if you introduce a character with problems the reader can sympathize with at the very beginning.
How to Write a Damn Good Novel by James N. Frey (via the-right-writing)
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If you’re a writer and you see this post, stop what you’re doing.

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WHENEVER YOU SEE THIS POST ON YOUR DASH, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WRITE ONE SENTENCE FOR YOUR CURRENT PROJECT.

Just one sentence. Stop blogging for one minute and write a single sentence. It could be dialogue, it could be a nice description of scenery, it could be a metaphor, I don’t care. The point is, do it. Then, when you finish, you can get back to blogging.

If this gets viral, you might just have your novel finished by next Tuesday.