Plot isn’t just what happens. Each scene must be connected to the next by cause and effect. The action of the second scene is a consequence of the action in the first. Here’s what we mean…
Have you tried writing a synopsis? Do you hate it? You’re not alone. The synopsis is probably the single most hated document for authors to write, but we do it because publishers and agents usually demand it.
Let’s welcome back Michael Finberg as he shares with us “Power Up Your Story with Character Four-Point Opposition.” Enjoy!
Let’s say that you’ve written the first draft of your novel, and maybe you’ve even checked to see that all your turning points, your scenes and sequels, are where they’re supposed to be.
For readers of genre fiction, emotion is everything. Mystery readers are looking for suspense. Romance readers are looking for love on the page. And if you don’t generate those emotions in your readers, you’ve failed as a novelist.