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Rule Number One for Novel Writing

Some day I'm going to make a list of the 100 most important rules of novel writing.
Since a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, here's the first (not necessarily the most important) rule: never end a chapter with the viewpoint character falling asleep.
Why?
Because it gives the reader an opportunity to put down your book.
You want the reader to identify with your character, but not so much so that they decide "this is a good place to stop because the heroine is dozing off and nothing's going to happen."
That's Rule #1. Now to figure out the other 99!
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