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  • Started by Jannette Eng
    Last reply by Patricia Gligor
    I'm on the third draft of my novel and the opening few paragraphs are a bit of a black hole. I've tried a few things like starting in the middle of the action (too con...
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  • Last reply by Kimberly Golden Malmgren
    Are there any set rules as to how long a paragrapgh should be when writing a fictional short story. A reader wrote the following about my excerpts: "Your writing is cl...
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  • That would definitely be an idea :) Do movies make you want to write your own storylines? I've read an exercise where you take the first few paragraphs of a book/stor...

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