When ideas strike

Last night as I was sitting quietly minding my own business lurking around social media and listening to husband snore on the couch next to me, something happened.

A little seed inside my brain began sprouting, the little shoot forcing it’s way out to drink in the sunlight ready to grow.

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Writing Insights: The intricacy of the sub plot

I wrote the other week about the importance of characters and my thoughts on how crucial they are to the story, and 75,000 words into my current work I am really happy with my characters.  They are well rounded and have found their voice. They are emotionally responsive, flawed and relateable; everything I wanted them to be. And I think I have succeed in them them taking me on their journey,showing me what they would do next rather than me telling them. So on the character front I think I am doing okay, maybe even well but one thing that is challenging me and creating negative dialogue in my head is the story line and subplot.

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