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Reward Your Readers with a Battle that Earns the Ending 
Text over a multicolored background reads "the end is the beginning is the end is the beginning is the END."

Have you ever picked up a book excited by the beginning of the story but your excitement fades, yet you kept reading because you liked the characters? Then, at the end of the book, when you’re ready for the payoff—it fizzles.… Read the post

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Ignite Your Reader’s Imagination with the Inciting Incident

By Lynette M. Burrows

Photo of a stop sign and markings on the road at a forced turn, two-way crossroad in a rural countryside scene. Symbolic of the forced turn your protagonist takes in the inciting incident.

How do you, as a writer, capture your readers’ hearts and minds? With a spark that grabs the reader. No, that spark is not the first sentence, though it is important. The spark that grabs the reader is an inciting incident that ignites the reader’s imagination.… Read the post

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