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9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.

20 Characters You Need to Start A Novel

9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.

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What's your opinion on this? Could an abrupt end work in some cases? Why or why not?

What's your opinion on this? Could an abrupt end work in some cases? Why or why not?

One method of outlining, based on J.K. Rowling's HP outlines.

One method of outlining, based on J.K. Rowling's HP outlines.

Novel structure suggestion.

Novel structure suggestion.

10 Storytelling Elements That Work

10 Storytelling Elements That Work

The mad woman's outlining technique

The Madwoman’s Outlining Technique

The mad woman's outlining technique

Beginner's Novel Writing Tips by The Novel Factory: Mystery Plot Template / Story Beats / Roadmap

Beginner's Novel Writing Tips by The Novel Factory: Mystery Plot Template / Story Beats / Roadmap

Examples of narrative endings.

Examples of narrative endings.

Nothing ever really ends, and that's why writing endings can be very difficult. It seems silly to leave the characters at the end of the story, because it doesn't stop there. But it's worthwhile to think of endings as the moments before the next turning point, where one conflict is resolved.

Nothing ever really ends, and that's why writing endings can be very difficult. It seems silly to leave the characters at the end of the story, because it doesn't stop there. But it's worthwhile to think of endings as the moments before the next turning point, where one conflict is resolved.

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