Ch 1 Blunders: Generic Settings

(Photo Credit: Popupology) Don’t leave the reader guessing about where the story takes place! Last month, I received some fantastic feedback on the first quarter of my current MS. For this series of articles, I will draw from the remarks of my wonderful Beta readers and discussions I have had with other writers on these […]

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Wield Description Like a Sword

Description is a double-edged sword. You can slay your reader or liberate him. It all depends on how you wield your sword. Too much description can kill reader imagination. Good books capture the readers imagination. Too much description, and you chain the reader to your vision. Yes, description grounds the reader. Yes, description sets mood. […]

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Setting: Bind the Diamond to the Ring

So you have your characters and your plot. Your characters are are multi-faceted, they are clear to the reader. Your plot is well-planned and connects seamlessly. Both have been polished to a sparkle and a shine. But the two won’t fit together without a little help. The characters need a setting to join them with […]

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