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Let there be important actions and / or information at those places, that are needed for the story. Otherwise the reader may always think you just try to "make pages"... One of the worst books I ever read was that way. Hundreds of pages because the protagonist just wanted to watch animals ... That had nothing to do with the story and was just annoying, ...


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Typically, I see this being done three different ways in the books I've read: A) The narrative is a journey: This is the simplest reason to visit many different places --the narrative is a trip, and each place is a natural stop along the way. B) There are Important Things located in each place. This can feel a bit cliche, but it's an old standard in ...


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If you want to include a place: Give characters a reason to go there. Have the characters interact with the things that make the place interesting to you (or to the characters, or to readers). Show the characters' sensory experience of the place, and their opinions of what they experience.


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You need to know what clues she will find. If she finds for example a paper, it's most likely to be in the trash or stolen from a student's bag. There is always the conversation in the bathroom while she is also in there but they don't know. A lot of teens use the web and smartphones today. A message can be wrongly sent to her, she might find a site or some ...


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You have got to try writing these clues/ideas down and then see which ones work. Of course you've got lots of ideas in your head but you won't be able to judge which ones really have legs until you put them on paper so they can run. Some of them might trip over and fall, others will spring to the line, but you can't see which ones will break the tape until ...



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