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Jessica Marie Baumgartner

There was time when I thought writing a novel would be impossible for me. It seemed beyond my abilities. Once you write enough short stories you learn that each chapter of a novel or novella is basically a story in itself that is part of a larger arc.

We constantly hear editors and publishers talk about plot points, but instead of being so dull and dry, I skip worrying over “plot points” and focus on driving the story forward with each chapter. It’s the same damn thing, but sounds less intimidating. Just make things happen as you keep writing.

My first novel sucked, I had to junk it. It hurt, kind of still does, but I’ve gotten better. Once I wrote By the Stars, I knew that there would be more to the story but I grew a bit worried over writing a series. A lot of authors do…

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