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 Rachel Beck Truth: Anything that is written has a pace. Just like anything in motion has a pace. And it is always being noticed and taken in—maybe not consciously, yet pacing is still ever-important in anything from an email to assembly instructions to a novel. With instructional types of writing, like how to assemble … Continue reading The Importance Of Pacing In Your Novel