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10 Ways to Kick-Start a Stalled Story

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  1. Introduce a new character
  2. Kill off an existing character
  3. Throw an unexpected obstacle in the path of your character
  4. Edit your opening
  5. Let your character go somewhere they’ve never been before
  6. Write from another character’s point of view
  7. Let your character discover a secret
  8. Let your character share a secret with someone else
  9. Let your character fall in love
  10. Start an argument between two characters
7 years in this country and I will never get over my fascination with castles, ancient buildings, and structures of indeterminate origin and purpose. <3This one’s in the former category: Chepstow Castle, Wales.
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7 years in this country and I will never get over my fascination with castles, ancient buildings, and structures of indeterminate origin and purpose. <3This one’s in the former category: Chepstow Castle, Wales.
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7 years in this country and I will never get over my fascination with castles, ancient buildings, and structures of indeterminate origin and purpose. <3This one’s in the former category: Chepstow Castle, Wales.
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7 years in this country and I will never get over my fascination with castles, ancient buildings, and structures of indeterminate origin and purpose. <3

This one’s in the former category: Chepstow Castle, Wales.

All fiction, if it’s successful, is going to appeal to the emotions. Emotion is really what fiction is all about. That’s not to say fiction can’t be thoughtful, or present some interesting or provocative ideas to make us think. But if you want to present an intellectual argument, nonfiction is a better tool. You can drive a nail with a shoe but a hammer is a better tool for that. But fiction is about emotional resonance, about making us feel things on a primal and visceral level.
George R.R. Martin (via amandaonwriting)
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