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There is, in any great opening line, a mini-conflict or tension that is strong enough to carry the reader to the next step in the narrative.
— Donald Maass, Writing the Breakout Novel
Emotions are like anchors deep into a character. Changing them frequently, in tandem with changes in the plot, keeps a story vital and moving.
— Elizabeth Lyon, Manuscript Makeover
Writing well means never having to say, ‘I guess you had to be there.’
— Jef Mallett
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