Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Linda S. Clare

Writing Tip for Today: Let’s take a look at why readers tend to gravitate toward scenes over narrative.


Readers are drawn to action, tension, conflict. If your scenes are not about these three things, they may seem as boring as a narrative passage, but in most cases, scenes at least have dialog for readers to hang onto. The parts of your novel which show an escalation of tension and conflict are almost always a good place for a scene. The rest–where not much happens–can be (Should be!) summed up with a simple sentence or two or often eliminated entirely. Elmore Leonard supposedly said his secret was to “leave out the boring parts that readers skip.” We novel writers would be wise to follow his advice.


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