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How to write your book step 171


What actually happens? Girl meets Boy, Boy becomes zombie, Girl kills Boy, Girl survives zombie apocalypse. Great! Now - How??  Where? Who? Why? What?  Then what? Then who? Then where? Then Why?? 

Having a plot is great, running with it is often ridiculously difficult. Ask yourself those basic questions, the who what where the when and the why and then simplify them. A good book is often a precise one. Sometimes mystery is a good thing, and other times it’s not. You want to answer plot line questions, but you want to ask moral questions. You want your reader at some point in your book to feel uncomfortable, like you’ve asked them something personal that they don’t want to share just yet. Write something that makes you question yourself. Question who you are and what you are doing and why and then your book will come together nicely around your plot. 

Just keep writing. 

Harry out in New York City - August 30, 2015