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by CageSage
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Chapter Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Chapter Discussion

:s Yes, sounds a bit same-same to me. I've never found a satisfactory definition for the purpose of a chapter, except that it's where to stick the bookmark. Scenes make sense - it's one event in one setting from one POV where something changes; in effect, a small story that contributes to the bigger...
by CageSage
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Chapter Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Chapter Discussion

https://blog.bookbaby.com/2019/09/craft ... t-chapter/

Although I prefer to write in chunks known as scenes, this is a good discussion on why there are chapters, what they do ... which is almost what a scene does, so I like it!

Any thoughts?
by CageSage
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: The Voice
Replies: 1
Views: 243

The Voice

https://bluebirdofbitterness.com/2019/0 ... aloungers/

Whoops, wrong one - but I'll leave it, and put the right one here:

https://careerauthors.com/author-voice/

I hope you enjoy the first one as much as the second one!
by CageSage
Mon, 02 Sep 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: The surprise ending
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: The surprise ending

Yes, they will. Surprise should come with an, 'Oh, of course - I should've seen it coming!' and not a, 'What the cheese?' or 'Who is that character?'
I would burn the book, toss it to the chooks, or drop it in the craypot. Even if I did it ...
by CageSage
Sun, 01 Sep 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: The surprise ending
Replies: 6
Views: 562

The surprise ending

https://www.writersdigest.com/online-ed ... ightens-us

Although, not really surprise, 'cos you built it into the story in tiny little crumbs, yes?
by CageSage
Sun, 01 Sep 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Need some inspiration
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Need some inspiration

https://www.writersdigest.com/online-ed ... conference

I like the 'revise and edit' and the 'innovator' quotes ... oh, and
by CageSage
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: New to AWF?
Topic: Mastering Voice
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Mastering Voice

I'd like to put a two-center in here. Harper Lee - I hear people say she only ever wrote one book in her lifetime, but she was a prolific writer of short stories, published in magazines and on radio. She wrote for her people, friends and family and community, and it was a family member (maybe a cous...
by CageSage
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Full Stop, The End ...
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Full Stop, The End ...

https://writerunboxed.com/2019/08/19/good-story-endings-happy-or-sad-or-something-else/ The cover, title and blurb should be good enough to get your reader to open the book and read it, but these are not the things that make a reader go to your next book. The ending does that. The best ending for th...
by CageSage
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Hemingway Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Hemingway Advice

I'm not sure about only writing what you know - I think writing what you're passionate about, what you'd love to know, the things that create the deep intrigue that ensure research of the driest subject matter becomes fascinating.
Write what you love, what makes your heart race ...

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