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    Here Are Some Very Important Writing Tips From Neil Gaiman

    He stopped by and gave us some writerly advice.

    You're writing. Good for you!

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    LOOK AT YOU GO.

    But sometimes, as you're writing, you hit a wall.

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    Or the ground after you attempt to catapult yourself off of the wall.

    Or you have a great idea, but no clue how to start.

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    On the bright side, your room usually gets really clean at this stage.

    But worry not! Neil Gaiman came in and we asked him for writerly advice.

    So: your protagonist and antagonist need to meet. How should it happen?

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    "It's really fun to have characters who want things that are completely opposed, and for you as a reader to want them both to happen in some way."

    You can also have your protagonist fall for it — literally.

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    Try the classic: two nemeses walk into a bar...

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    Or make them star-crossed. Really, really star-crossed.

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    But what happens if my protagonist is straight-up about to die and they can't yet, because I need them?

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    Wait, what?!

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    Okay, that's fair. But Neil, what if I REALLY don't want to murder my protagonist?

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    Excellent. Now, go forth and kill your heroes.

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