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Three Steps to Writing a Novel

>Via, Terence’s Blog, here’s the simple way to build a plot, attributed to author John D. McDonald:

STEP 1: Get your hero up a tree.

STEP 2: Throw rocks at him.

STEP 3: Get your hero out of the tree.

In my story, which I’ve been spending far too much time away from lately, the rocks are sailing through the air. I need to get back to it to make sure I get my hero to remember to duck at least a few of them.

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