The Danger of Half-Round Characters

The Incompetent Writer


Thank you to everyone who asked to hear more about my novel-in-progress.

It’s going very well, although time is short. I’m a little stunned by how quickly the revising process is going — but I’m still unsure if I will be able to complete the project by my deadline.

Six weeks ago, the situation was this: I had written a nearly complete draft (pictured above). It was done, including opening epigraphs and concluding epilogue, apart from an intractable problem in the middle — there was a part I kept failing to write.

I could not make progress on this (significant) part of the book, and so, in order to keep typing, I simply wrote a note to reader apologising, and kept going. This problem part comprised the entire ending of the second section of the novel. Even after I finished the book’s epilogue, I was still unsure how to fix…

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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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