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How Should I Alternate Action Scenes?

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Hi! Very general question on plotting, but… is there anything in particular one should think of when alternating between calmer parts of a novel and more action-filled parts? I’ve really tried to take all the advice on how every chapter should have conflict etc., and … read more »

Do Character Flaws Need to Be Overcome?

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I am a (shamelessly) devoted reader of Mythcreants, so first I want to thank you guys for the always wonderful advice! Now, to the meat of the sandwich: I keep wondering this, but do ALL character flaws need to be overcome? In my book, the … read more »

How Can I Make a Recurring RPG Villain Work?

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I’ve been thinking of running a TTRPG campaign where the PCs are being accidentally dragged through many alternate worlds by the Big Bad. This allows for an episodic structure where they can foil a different plan in a different world each adventure, but also means … read more »

How Do I Involve the Main Character in the Plot?

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In my current concept, I have a “steampunk” world that is centered around class-based slave labor, in which “modern” ideologies about freedom either never happened (history splits about 1600-1700 AD) or are severely suppressed by the established powers. As an “extreme” amateur, I do not … read more »