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Internal & External Conflict
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Conflict is the essence of drama. Got none? Then you got none.

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Character Arcs 
The Novel's Raw Excerpts
 

Character Development drives a story's Conflict. 

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Story Structure & Plot
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Writing Effective Dialogue
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The Writing It Part
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Tips and stories on how to actually get on with writing it.

 

 

 
 

 
 
Editing a Novel
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