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Tips for Writing Your First Novel

Red Typewriter, mug of black coffee

1. Your Protagonist must have strong convictions to hold to as things change his world.

  • A Mennonite pastor has a daughter killed by a drunk driver. His beliefs call for forgiveness, but does he want revenge instead? Every character in your story should want/need something.

2.     List 10 inner demons for your Protagonist, choose the best one and work it into the back-story, then see how it affects him now and how it could hinder him in the future. Continue reading

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