Beth and I discuss the middle of a book – and tricks to get through that middle!
This was circulating around my CWC Redwood writers group:
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Do you have a strange mind?
if you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid too. Can you raed this? Olny plepoe with srtagne mnids can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can
Chris Baty, founder of NaNoWriMo reminds us that the middle of any endeavor is called the Long, dark night of the soul for a reason.
“Every Hollywood movie has one because we love seeing our protagonists pummeled for a while before they pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and head out to kick some ass.”
So what is your middle? For writers, the middle is a deadly place. But for most of us, the middle operates as a metaphor. Do you need to change it your situation? Is the heroine boring? Are you boring? Is she given to spouting clichés? … Read more