By Nancy Kress
Get your tales off to a roaring start.Keep them tight and crisp throughout.Conclude them with a wallop. Is the tale or novel you've been sporting round on your head a similar one you notice at the web page? Or does the discussion abruptly sound flat and predictable? Do the occasions appear to ramble? Translating a flash of suggestion right into a compelling tale calls for cautious crafting. The phrases you decide, the way you describe characters, and how you orchestrate clash all make the difference'the distinction among a narrative that's gradual to start, flounders halfway, or trails off on the end'and one who holds the curiosity of readers and editors to the ultimate web page. by means of demonstrating potent options for capability difficulties at every one degree of your tale, Nancy Kress may help you...
• hook the editor at the first 3 paragraphs
• make'and keep'your story's "implicit promise"
• construct drama and credibility via controlling your prose
Dozens of workouts assist you develop your brief tale or novel. Plus, you'll sharpen talents and achieve new perception into...
• the cost a author will pay for flashbacks
• six methods characters may still "reveal" themselves
• thoughts for writing'and rewriting
enable this operating source be your consultant to winning stories'from commencing to finish.
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