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Vicky Woodward <[log in to unmask]>
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Open discussions on the writer's craft <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 2 Nov 2002 11:59:53 -0600
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How about this for a solution --  Write a story without a sag in the middle.
I think if your story is sagging in the middle, you've got a bad story.
Take your favorite story (StarWars, Anna Karenina, One Hundred Years of
Solitude, whatever) and good luck finding the sag.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kent Graham" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [PWA-L] Sagging Middles

> And here's another:
> "Middle sag, I never seem to suffer from it. I do write a simple,
> chapter by chapter step sheet though, listing the scenes I'm going to
> use in about 6 words per scene. It helps keeps me on track, and doesn't
> have to be adhered to strictly. (scenes can be added, moved or deleted)"
> So, anyone else find something that works?  Or, perhaps better yet,
> something that simply did not work?
> Scribite!
> ->kg
> --
> J. Kent Graham
> JMC Adjunct Instructor
> Copeland Hall, Room 101
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