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Suzanne Collins

Why Prologues and Adverbs Get a Bum Rap

The prologue, like the humble adverb, is a despised thing among writers so I’ve learned.  So much so that, if you can believe the rhetoric, a manuscript of 90,000 words daring to contain one adverb is in danger of being denounced as rubbish and cast aside by agents – its […]

February 25, 2013

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New Beginnings

Whether you’re a writer or reader, chances are you’re familiar with the traditional story structure of a novel.  You probably had a diagram of it in your high school English class.  The first section is the setup, the middle part is the conflict and the final section is the resolution. […]

December 5, 2012

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