Give your character a consuming task.
Author Archives: Judy Bodmer
Give a hint that trouble is brewing.
Make your protagonist her own enemy.
Turn the environment against your characters.
There’s nothing like putting people into conflict.
“I couldn’t finish this novel,” the reviewer said. The story had grown boring. All the author’s work had ended in this nightmare. Keep this from happening to you. Make the story personal. In a mystery, make the victim someone the …
Pose a question that demands an answer.
Do this and improve your chances to get published.
Six Secrets to Developing Your Unique Writing Voice Mrs. Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her cleanliness more uncomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself. —Charles Dickens, Great Expectations In the late summer of …