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Magnificent Middles:

For many writers, the most difficult part of a novel to write is the middle. Even professionals who outline well will often find that at the midpoint, they tend to second-guess their work, sit back and analyze their opening, consider their ending, and try to figure out how to get there in a way that will be entertaining and powerful.

This course has several lectures that will help you organize your thoughts before you begin writing, and it also has review lessons from other courses. For example, we have lessons on characterization, setting, types of conflicts, plotting the middles of a novel, and on types of plotting tools that you can use to strengthen the middle of the novel.

When you complete this video course material, you will write the first draft of your middle, up to the first 50 manuscript* pages.

You should then review your work and send it to your Dave for his critique and edits.

Prerequisites: While no classes are required before you begin, Magnificent Middles would be very helpful, Promising Starts course, as would the book Million Dollar Outlines.