A story doesn’t need to end with good winning. It simply needs to show that good should have won or will eventually win. But what might that look like, exactly?
I loved the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. So, I was both reluctant and excited to see the sequel. As it turned out, it was surprisingly boring. Many of the jokes by themselves should have worked, but somehow, they didn’t. Why?
So, you’re ready for all the wondrous benefits of a critique group! Now, go round up some writers and critique away! That’s all there is to it, right? Well … yes and no.
So, you’ve finished your novel! Congrats! Whether it’s your first, third, or seventh novel, it’s still a huge accomplishment. However, your feelings of euphoria are quickly fading at the thought of (cue dramatic music) editing.
It’s all material.
That’s what I tell myself no matter the situation. Now, that’s not much consolation when you whack your pinky toe on the edge of your desk or walk into a wall after waking up from a hard nap, but it’s true.
You have about 10 seconds. Ten seconds to convince your reader that what you have to say is important. In the 21st century, readers don’t have the patience or attention span to labor over your words. These 10 methods will help make your writing clear and concise.