My sixth writing guide, How to Write a Page Turner: How to Craft a Story Your Readers Can’t Put Down contains tips to infuse page-turning tension into every aspect of your story or novel and even memoir.
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When Cleaning Your Bathroom Seems More Important than Working on Your Story by Veronika Magali-Marosy
Today we welcome a new guest writer to Writer’s Fun Zone, Veronika Magali-Marosy who is stopping by to chat with us about “When Cleaning Your Bathroom Seems More Important than Working on Your Story.” Enjoy!
Imagine you have wanted to write stories since you first laid eyes on a Dr. Seuss picture book. For years you read YA novels that inspire you to dream up your own. You scribble a few lines, maybe a few pages, before giving up, only to try again.
Today we welcome a new guest writer to Writer’s Fun Zone, Jack Thompson who is stopping by to chat with us today about “If You Build a List, The Sales Will Come.” Enjoy!
Today we welcome a new guest writer to Writer’s Fun Zone, Holly Adams who is stopping by to chat with us about “Thinking of Doing the Audiobook Version of Your Book?” Enjoy!
To make a big splash in today’s literary world, genre mixing is essential to a writer. Like a chemist, contrarian writers must mix many story elements to produce a powerful and fresh literary work. Premise and POV (point of view) must be chosen first, but then another critical choice awaits the writer.
I’ve had several occasions now where I’m talking to an author, and they mention how frustrating it is that this publisher has the rights to their book and, for one reason or another, the publisher refused to give the rights back when the author asked for it. I promptly ask the first question that comes to my mind: “So, do you think you’ll exercise your termination right when the time comes?”
Few writers pay much attention to character placement, but this is something of paramount concern to filmmakers, and a subject I cover in depth in Shoot Your Novel. A director has to lay out his camera shots, deciding when a close-up shot would be more effective than a long shot, for example. He may want the camera positioned far away from the action, to make details unclear and evoke curiosity or misinterpretation. Or he may have an extreme close-up to ensure viewers don’t miss a tiny detail that is crucial to the plot.
You don’t get anything done as a writer without having some sort of writing routine. An exercise routine can help you write better because when you put your body to work, your brain gets a re-boost as well.
Often times, you may hear that to be successful in your creative endeavors you need to “think outside the box”. This is sound advice. There is nothing more infinite than what is outside the conventional. There is also nothing more boundless than the blank page. Sometimes, creativity may need to be reined in so as not to be overwhelmed. What better place than a box to give your inspiration some form? A small box.