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    recovering pantser aus10phile's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpaste View Post
    And afterwards you can go through them and see if there are any you can cut down the middle. But generally yes, it's something I do in editing after the novel is complete.
    I've actually done this on the fly some with the adult stuff I've written. I've started out a chapter thinking I'm going to end it at one point, but then midway through I write a line and realize, ​Oh! That would make a much stronger ending/hook. So I end up splitting it in two. It's hard for me to imagine writing an entire book without having the chapter breaks in mind in advance! I've heard of a lot of other people doing it this way, though.
    "You have the itch for writing born in you. It's quite incurable. What are you going to do with it?" - Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    practical experience, FTW grandma2isaac's Avatar
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    would love if there were people still posting here. I have been writing a lot of different genres, probably due to the fact that I read different genres. The lower grade or mg story that I am nearly satisfied with combines a lot of the amazing things I watched my own children going through. I incorporated the childhood toys of my grandson to live the scenes. I am hoping to find someone to beta read it for me soon and give me some pointers.

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    I'm interested in middle grades but am just listening in right now. Bumping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma2isaac View Post
    would love if there were people still posting here. I have been writing a lot of different genres, probably due to the fact that I read different genres. The lower grade or mg story that I am nearly satisfied with combines a lot of the amazing things I watched my own children going through. I incorporated the childhood toys of my grandson to live the scenes. I am hoping to find someone to beta read it for me soon and give me some pointers.
    Seconded! I am (mostly) new to the forum and just stumbled upon this section. If there are other MG authors out there working on a project, I'd love to hear about it. With all the YA books going around, it's rare to find authors specifically focused on MG.

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    OUTCAST is out now!!!! Toothpaste's Avatar
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    We have a weekly check-in thread, which admittedly hasn't been used since September, but it is where most of us are active when we're here.

    http://absolutewrite.com/forums/show...n-Thread/page6

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    Hi Toothpaste! Thanks so much for the heads up - I'll see you over there!

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