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Gut-Wrenching

I’ve lost track of the tweet, but the core question was “What’s the most gut-wrenching decision your MC has to make?”

I like this question a lot. It’s the heart of the Hero’s Journey. A wrenching decision arises several times in a Hero’s Journey. …

Pitch Writing — A One-Two Punch

Lots of advice available on queries and pitches. It seems like any pair of agents will have four takes on the process.

Found this recently:


Two crucial elements: The Mage’s Fight against his own Temple, and the discovery of new forms of magic, forbidden by the Temple. …

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