from Writing the Breakout Novel

A good reminder to raise the stakes–private, public, or even better, both–for your main characters.

Example of raised private stakes: Investigator Clarice Starling of Silence of the Lambs [Jodie Foster in the movie] needs to erase the childhood memory of the slaughtering of the lambs.

More later.

A good reminder by Donald Maass, though.


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