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When the characters take over

I’m writing for myself in a who-cares mode, and this is what I wait for: The characters in my story are so deeply involving that I don’t know what they’ll do next, I just type along on the laptop as

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New novel! An Unruly Pawn

  An Unruly Pawn, by A. D. Morel Literary suspense | ebook and paperback LAUNCH PARTY! Betsy’s Sunflower, 12 Reach Rd., Brooklin, Maine, USA Oct 19 2014  Sunday  2-4 pm   Sequel to A Skeptic’s Luck, or STANDS ALONE. This

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Setting up for reader satisfaction

What could be better than to deeply satisfy the reader of your story? Here are some ideas for how to achieve that. PICK OUT A FEW GREAT MODELS — you probably know books that you found to be particularly enjoyable

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What to NOT do

Let’s say you are well along in getting your suspense story written. You’ve got the bedrock in place! It’s time to check back and get serious about rewrites. Here are some reminders about aspects you want to try to avoid:

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Writing in my head

I’d like to say I write for hours every day. It’s mostly true, but the words might not be going into the Word document, or result in graphite particles on paper. That’s because I am writing, rewriting, and telling stories

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Can’t not write

An invented world that the writer creates could become available for the reader to dwell within for a short time. The first person to populate that world is no other than the writer her- or himself. It’s a compelling world,

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Getting started

Not fussy, not yet anyway — You may have an urge to tell a story. Only you can tell that story. Just start in writing it down. Or, if you don’t know what to write about, look at our post

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