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How to Get Through the Sagging Middle of Your Book

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Published on Mar 18, 2019

Middles suck. Middles are hard. Is the middle of your book sagging? A muddled mess? Let's talk about the middle of your book. I'm sharing what you need in the middle, beats to follow, things to consider for an engaging read... and how you can use these things both for drafting and in revision.

Much like the middle, it's a big muddle of discussion. Time stamps below to help you navigate.

+TIMESTAMPS+
01:17 Fun & Games/Promise of the Premise beat w/ examples
04:05 Pacing in the middle/book structure
05:37 A series of unfortunate events (conflict & obstacles)
08:04 Asking & answering questions
10:31 The key ingredients of your middle
12:35 Your book is a rollercoaster ride
15:39 Dramatizing vs. narration
19:21 Practical revision tips for the middle

+BOOKS MENTIONED+
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Eyre Affair/Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde

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