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The Many Paths to Plotting

For several years before I left teaching to write full time (over a decade ago now), I was a specialist reading teacher. I dealt mainly with two categories of kids: Those who were struggling to read at all (I had to turn them into readers) and Those who could read,...

How to Use Sub Plots

If your book is suffering from the dreaded ‘sagging middle’ syndrome, it’s likely that you either don’t have a subplot or you haven’t paid enough attention to your subplots. (In shorter books, such as those for juvenile readers, you can...