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Dear Protagonist Whose Character Arc Is Shifting in Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Ways,

You may have noticed the stakes have risen a bit since the last draft.

(waits)

(listens to crickets)

(nice crickets)

So, has it occurred to you this might mean you need a better plan for meeting them?

Me

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Dear Ordinary and Very Human Tertiary Characters,

I’m sorry. But I’m going to have to stop referring to you as “the javelinas.”

Because you’re not anymore.

No, truly. You’re not.

Also, your plan? Not any better than Protagonist’s, really.

Me

Janni Lee Simner

About Janni Lee Simner

Janni Lee Simner is the author of the post-apocalyptic Bones of Faerie trilogy and the contemporary fantasy Thief Eyes, as well as four books for younger children, more than 30 short stories, and the script for the video game The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse. Check out her Writing Life Series for practical tools to hone your writing craft and unlock your creative power or join her email list for ongoing updates here.
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