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Question: Quagmire? Answer: Where My Characters Are

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quag·mire
ˈkwagˌmīr/
noun: quagmire; plural noun: quagmires
1.    1. 
a soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot.”torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmire”
synonyms:
swamp, morass, bog, marsh, muskeg, mire, slough; Morearchaicquag 
”the field became a quagmire”
2.
◦    an awkward, complex, or hazardous situation.”a legal quagmire”
synonyms:
◦    muddle, mix-up, mess, predicament, mare’s nest, can of worms, quandary, tangle, imbroglio; Moretrouble, confusion, difficulty; 
informalsticky situation, pickle, stew, dilemma, fix, bind 
”a judicial quagmire”

Yup. Figuratively and plotter-ly. (I know that’s not a word, but it is their reality.) How do you feel about quagmires? Been stuck in one? Stuck a character in one and then weren’t sure how to get them out? Remember, all comments ARE entered into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value). The winner will be announced in the first blog post of the new month. 🙂

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