Narrowing Your Focus: Why This Book? (Premise of your Book)

Narrowing Your Focus: Why This Book? (Premise of your Book)

Check out this video from my writing bootcamp about finding the “why,” the premise of your book. You can find the transcript below. [socialpug_tweet tweet=”When you get in that messy middle, where you’re slogging through, and you’re wondering, “Why am I writing this?” Your premise will help you stay on track.” display_tweet=”When you get in…

Narrative: the Thread that Pulls the Reader through the Story

                  A common problem I see in contests or manuscripts I’m editing is that the narrative thread isn’t strong enough to pull us as readers through the story. Here are a few reasons why it fails. A series of events versus cause-and-effect events A plot is not just…

Resolving Conflict within the Writer

by Jennifer Vander Klipp Over at Pencildancer, we’ve been following the theme of Goals, Motivation, and Conflict. GMC is writing shorthand for the needed ingredients in a book. We spent January covering goals from different aspects, and in February, we discussed motivation. Now in March, we are talking about goals. While most of the Pencildancers…