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Throw a Wrench in the Works

By Blair H., Teen Ink writing coach

You've got everything all planned out. It's going to be great. You have your character's inner turmoil here, his love interest here, his slow self-realization here. The story is pretty as a picture, with everything in its place.

The problem is that a story isn't a picture; it's a story. It needs movement, direction, action, suspense. (Read more »)

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