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Use a Timeline

I had a very productive writing workshop recently with friends, discussing part of my novel. Among the many useful suggestions I received was the tip to try seriously plotting out a timeline of my character's life. While many stories are straightforward, linear, and don't have many jumps in time, my novel uses flashbacks and has chapters set in the past, during characters' childhoods, and I realized I had been significantly fudging the dates, keeping it very blurry about when this and that happened. (Read more »)

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