Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Angela Booth

We’ve often talked about writing fiction in scenes. Whether you’re a pantser, or an author who lives by his outlines, scenes help you to keep control of your novels, serials, and short stories.

The most important scenes in fiction are your “big” scenes. In a romance, they’re the scenes in which the main characters become romantically involved. In a mystery, they’re the scenes in which you artfully drop clues to either guide, or mislead, your readers.

The BIG secret: work out your big scenes, and write towards them

Even if you love outlining, it’s all too easy to lose track in your fiction. If you’ve written a novel or two, it’s happened to you. You’re meant to be writing a romance, yet here you are, a quarter of the way through your novel, and the hero’s nowhere in sight.

You can avoid those disasters by deciding what your readers expect from your genre. In a romance, it’s the romance. In a mystery… the mystery. In a horror novel, readers want to be scared out of their wits. Genres are labels, and readers expect to consume what it says on the tin.

What do readers expect? That’s your clue to your big scenes

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