Friday, June 9, 2017
Seven Writing Links -- Volume 170
Last night I attended one of my monthly crit group sessions and received feedback on my latest submission. There were a few minor suggestions, easily fixed, but one member of the group commented that he wanted more tension in the scene.
I sighed to myself. Seems as though every time I write a sequel scene, I'm told I need to add more tension.
A sequel scene is the scene that comes after a big dramatic (possibly full of action) scene. It's a time for the character to reflect upon what she's just been through and a chance for the reader to catch his/her breath before the next big scene. It's supposed to be a quieter scene, but apparently I make them too quiet. Either that or I've trained my group to expect something big to happen in every chapter.
So tonight I'll be kicking back with some wine and figuring out a way to put my protagonist into even more jeopardy. After all, the reader is always right, aren't they?
Enjoy the links and have a great weekend!
How Writing Short Fiction Can Enhance Your Novel (and Your Career)
Building a Mailing List through Reader Magnets
SHOULD You Create Your Own Book Cover?
Amazon Has A Fake Book Problem
5 Critical Mistakes of Author Collaborations And How to Avoid Them
Outlining a Murder Mystery
The Legal Side of Writing for Anthologies