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  1. JaimeL

    JaimeL Member

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    Struggling with middle of novel

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by JaimeL, Dec 27, 2015.

    I've written 20,000 words of my work so far, I know how it's going to end and I've visualized what ultimately happens to characters, the story will be a few novels long.

    I have a lot of POV/main characters like ASoIaF (about 10/12), it's nowhere near as complicated, they're all in the same place for one thing. Some characters are more important than others and have more chapters weighted towards them as a result.

    My problem is I don't know what's going to happen in my less action filled chapters that drive character development and motivations, have any of you come across a problem like this and how did you overcome it?
     
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    I haven't had that problem but I did have the problem of story parts without the overall story design. I wrote the parts as they were, not worrying about cohesiveness and in the end it's all coming together nicely.
     
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    Read Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain. Scene-n-Sequel is the answer.
     

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