Like a hub at the center of a wheel with spokes, the center of your book is a necessary architectural arrangement. It makes the story go 'round.

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We've already got the Olympics, and even the Reading Olympics – at least they've got that in our school district here in the suburbs of Philadelphia – but this infographic puts global competition and reading in a new light.

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In an important sense, unity in writing is an author’s core design principle. This is the starting point and end goal in writing.

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You need a good straight man (or woman) to bring your comedic, heroic, or otherwise unconventional characters into sharper focus.

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Elmore Leonard's punchy style and compelling characters has Hollywood continually coming back to his work. Some of the many adaptations of his writing are highlighted in this post.

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You can be the sweetest person possible in real life, but if you want to write great fiction, you need to be the opposite. You must be the cruel overlord of your story.

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