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Digging into the research

Let’s say there’s an aspect of your story that hinges upon some technicality that is beyond your knowledge. It could be a scene that moves the plot forward, or some backstory that is vital to character development. Whatever that is,

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Posted in Characters in 3-D, Plot, Set the scene

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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Posted in Home, Page turner!, Set the scene, Writer Manna Clubhouse

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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Posted in Characters in 3-D, Getting started, Page turner!, Plot, Process, Set the scene

Keep the pages turning

While we may be writing (mostly) for ourselves, suspense fiction is met with expectation on the part of the reader. Most readers are unaware of the underpinnings, but the writer is acutely conscious that the pages MUST turn, or all

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Posted in Page turner!, Process, Rewrite

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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Posted in Process, The examined self
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