By Deb McLeod I have a sort of formula I use and teach for crafting scenes. It’s general enough that what makes it onto the page isn’t predictable, but helps in prepping or revising the scene. My method is based on identifying the conflict in the scene. Recently in a class I’m teaching about Show, Don’t Tell, […]
I recently finished the first novel in a series, called The Julia Set. It’s a multi-viewpoint sci-fi/fantasy angel thriller. It’s a new a new genre to me, I’ve never written a series, and, as always with my writing, it was ambitious in its structure. Consequently, the novel took three-and-a-half years to write and I finished […]
The concept of beta readers came about through beta testers of software. Beta testers were those people who were willing to try the program and find the bugs. They weren’t experts, they were users. It stands to reason that when you’re ready with your book, you’ll look for a few beta readers or book users […]
I’m writing a multiple viewpoint thriller. One of the braids of narrative takes place in The Light, that place where Angels go when they’re not hanging around us humans, battling the dark and meddling in our world. One of the tools I often use whether I’m writing an otherworldly novel or a literary short story […]
Join us for a discussion about suspense in Dan Wells’ The Hollow City. March 21, 2013 at the Highlands Ranch Library at 7:00 pm. We’ll talk about the unreliable narrator and how his delusions have just enough reality to pull you through the book.
Can characters can make or break a story? One of the things readers remember most about a story is the characters. Great characters make a great story. Developing great characters can make your novel more enjoyable to read and leave readers wanting more. Join us on February 21st 2013 at 7PM at the Highlands Ranch […]