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You don’t need a strong theme to create a successful story. Yet it is often the theme that inspires the writer to write the story in the first place – and the reader to pick it up.
3rd blog in Four Ingredients of Story Series: Plot. What stories keep you up all night? http://wp.me/pxeOV-44
The plot is the action of a story. It drives a story forward. When a story is well plotted, it’s hard to put down. We’ve all had that wonderful sensation of being swept away by a story, of staying up far later than we should to read just one more chapter. They’re the sort of stories that critics describe as ‘unputdownable,’ an ugly but accurate word.
Setting is the 3D of writing. It turns story into a world and if you pay attention to describing that world, you’ll hook your readers in.
Blog post for @bloggertone, How to Create a Newsletter that Won’t be Spammed http://ow.ly/5Euoc
For a lot of writers, (myself included) novels begin with character, with a person who they come to know as well as they know their friends and family. Writers need to have strong background knowledge of their characters if they are to make that character real, to themselves and to their readers.
Blog post explaining how you can buy The Pink Cage – in line with new buying trends http://ow.ly/5uByd
The way The Pink Cage is distributed represents a new way of buying. It signifies a move towards ordering books from the Internet, at prices that won’t hurt your wallet.