Writing good quality work is only half the battle. The other half is all about getting published. It takes an extra dose of organizational effort, persistent submitting, and steady follow up. The good news? You can master it with this simple one-hour-a-day plan.
A scene is one of the smallest units of story, and yet it can be one of the most difficult things to get right. A good scene will keep the reader yearning for more. A bad scene will cause them to give up on your story.
Producing a great scene brings together elements from all over the writer's craft.
Everyone gets sick. Show me a person who never knew illness and I’ll show you someone with a tragically short lifespan. Being sick every now and then is what makes us mortal—well, that and that pesky death issue. The thing is, when it comes to us, sickness is a curse.
When it comes to our characters, it can be a blessing.
Suspense is vital to the success of most stories. It maintains interest and keeps readers turning the pages, excited to know what happens next. It is as important to romance or science fiction as it is to thrillers.
There are endless lists of what aspiring novelists should DO to become successful. But what about the "DON’T DOs"? Knowing them can be just as valuable to you for getting the right kind of writing done.