Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wednesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: K.M. Weiland

The beginning is one of the trickiest terrains in any story. There’s just so much we have to juggle for that opening chapter to accomplish all the jobs it’s supposed to. Two of the most important of those jobs are setting the stage for the story and hooking readers.

The hard part of this is that the requirements of these two things often seem completely dichotomous. Important setup information is not always the best way to grab readers’ attention. The necessity of this setup info also sometimes messes with our ability to figure out the best spot in the timeline to begin.


Today, I’m going to present you with two important rules of thumb for, first, making certain you aren’t beginning your story too soon, and, second, helping you grab readers right off the bat.

Rule #1 for Not Beginning Your Story Too Soon

You’re beginning your story too soon if there is nothing happening in your first chapter.

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  • How To Turn A Facebook Group Into Fan Central | Indie Author Book Marketing
  • Why Now is the Time to Start Promoting Your Amazon Associate Links Extra Hard! | Entrepreneur Writer
  • 2 Ways to Tell You’re Beginning Your Story Too Soon - Helping Writers Become Authors
  • Writing Your Author Bio? Here Are 10 Great Examples.
  • Writability: How to Survive Large-Scale Revisions
  • Fiction University: Set Up or Start Up? Making Critical Character Traits Part of Your Plot
  • Author, Jody Hedlund: How to Drive Yourself Crazy as a Writer
  • 5 Common Myths about Emotions — Guest: Kassandra Lamb | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  • Five Inspirational Tips: Motivating Writers to Excellence - Where Writers Win
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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