189 - Have Fun In The Middle of Your Story
Release Date: 11/14/2020
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I often talk about the middle of a story as 'the muddy middle', but I prefer Blake Snyder's label "fun and games".
This week I talk about what the middle of your story has to do, why it's hard, and how you can make it easier.
James Scott Bell's Write Your Novel From The Middle https://amzn.to/2I9liuE
Jessica Brody's Save The Cat Writes A Novel https://amzn.to/36yixff
Gwen Hayes's Romancing The Beat https://amzn.to/2UoXnug
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