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Monday, July 07, 2008

New Beginnings

Ah, there is nothing quite as exciting as beginning a new novel.

I am in love with my hero and heroine. I love the setting and the historical research.

There's one hitch, though.

I have no clue what is to become of the plot.

I have tried so many different plot devices, exercises, the snowflake, and outlining. Nothing. Nada. Zip.

This time I thought to myself, "Girl, you just gotta write." So, I put away all my plot helps and worked on my goal, motivation, and conflicts of my characters. I get my heroine in trouble (drawing her away from her goal) and then I get her outa trouble (drawing her closer to her goal).

Whether wrong or right I have no clue. But I'm enjoying reading what happens next.

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