It's not a sales spiel, it's not a shove at the reader. What is it? It's the link to the thing you want the reader to react with, to click on a link and do something. It may be a Call to Action, or it may be a link to something else, a competition, a … Continue reading The Linking to Things
Another question first: Why are there so many stories with the same cultural background? That's the question that relates to the main question. It may not appear to make sense, but think about it. As an example: The Romans travelled the world, conquering and spreading their stories, adapting the local cultural stories to include Roman … Continue reading Who Writes History?
The difference between the three main blocks of story lumps and bumps (Conflict, Tension, and Suspense) are subtle. Sort of. Conflict is the external, Tension is the internal, but Suspense is anticipation. In effect, Tension and Suspense are related, but more like third cousins than siblings. What does that mean? It means the reader is … Continue reading Suspense
There are times when it's too hard to go on, too much effort for no reward, or even acknowledgement. That's what happens with writing. Years and years of work and practice while forever engaging in learning the skills required. Asking for help, desperate to hear some honest feedback to know what others think and feel … Continue reading Chuck it All in?