By Samantha Martin When it comes down to it, you have two choices with which to present information to your readers. The first is Scene. The second is Narrative Summary. In Scene, we follow characters through their experiences. Narrative Summary refers to a passage that recaps events that have taken place or are taking place … Continue reading Scene vs Narrative Summary: What’s the Difference?
By Catherine Matthews Have you ever woken up late, realizing that your day has already kind of started? When that jolt of panic shoots through you, it gets you up faster than any espresso ever could. It’s not a great way to begin your morning…but it’s an awesome way to begin your novel. You may … Continue reading Three Ways To Begin Your Story With A Bang
By Rachel Beck You probably know that many literary agents and editors don’t always make it through the first page of a submission, let alone the first chapter. Due to the volume of their submissions inboxes, there just isn’t time to forgive any red flags or anything off-putting about the writing from the very first … Continue reading How to Make Your First Chapter Pop
By Amy Giuffrida Point of view is not only the first thing you decide about your story, but it is also the most important. This is the voice and perspective that will tell your story. It will affect everything from page one until the very end. Some writers will tell you that their characters speak … Continue reading Point of View: The Most Important Decision You Will Make