Friday, November 27, 2015

Tips on Writing a High Concept Story

Dear Readers,

Following are 3 articles from Writer's Digest. I got them in my e mail this morning. The particular article that I really want you to read is THE 7 QUALITIES OF HIGH-CONCEPT STORIES.


The 7 Qualities of High-Concept Stories
Stumped by submission guidelines calling for "high-concept" romance, suspense, young adult or other popular fiction? These 7 qualifiers will help you gauge how (and where) your work fits in. 
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How to Create Instantly (& Instinctively) Recognizable Characters
Meeting characters in a novel is very much like meeting people in real life. When we start reading a book, it's as if we moved to a new town and were meeting a whole bunch of new people at the same time. Your job as a writer is to create that town and populate it with characters that live their lives before our eyes. 
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wd-logoWriting Tips from Robert Beatty, Bestselling Author of Serafina and the Black Cloak 
Recently I had the honor of interviewing local author Robert Beatty to discuss his debut novel, Serafina and the Black Cloak. Myself and my children have enjoyed the novel immensely and I was thrilled when he agreed to give us a glimpse behind the scenes. 
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