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2. Characterization. Know your characters and what makes them tick.
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3. Plot. Keep it moving! Try writing out plot points so that your story isn’t static.
4. Think about your ending as soon as you write your hook (beginning of story.) A good ending should circle back and refer to the book’s beginning.
5. Don’t re-write yourself into oblivion. Even when the going is tough, keep plowing ahead to the finish line, and then you can go back and polish and revise. Remember, you can’t fix what you haven’t written!