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POINT OF VIEW: The Muddy Middle Squared

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I’ve written before about the muddy middle. It’s the part of your book, for me usually about two-thirds through, where you suddenly lose all faith in your ability to string words together. Your story feels boring and derivative, and you wonder why you ever thought you could do this whole writing thing in the first place. It doesn’t help that all around you, other writers are holding up their new book babies like proud parents and exclaiming how wonderful it is to finally be able to share them with the world. At the same time, you feel like you will … Read more