Archive for September, 2009

Descriptions in Your Book

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

You have to have descriptions in your book so that the reader will be able to have some background on where or why your character is in a place or a situation.

We already talked about using dialogue for this purpose and that is a great way. Now I want to tell you about another way that you can get ideas of how to use descriptions properly.

Get the fantasy books that you like and read them with a notebook and a pencil or a laptop next (more…)

On Love and Animals by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

This is a refreshing book about nature and the beautiful lessons it teaches us. The author is very knowledgeable about fishing techniques, fly tying, and species procreation. I don’t think that many in our day have the depth of knowledge he has on this subject or about nature itself. He introduces the reader to a world full of olden day mannerisms and life. I enjoyed the book for all of the information passed on through real life stories (more…)

Out of Time by: Pauline Baird Jones

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Out of Time is the story of a twenty-seven year old woman named Mel who works as a television extreme terror factor protagonist reporter. She gets to be with many people whom you and I couldn’t and do extraordinary things that put her life in real danger every time.

Between stunts she lives alone in her childhood home after her grandmother passed away. She loves the old place but it is as un-exciting as her personal life. Before her grandmother died she was doing an album of history about her husband who had died in the war against Hitler. (more…)

The Pattern to a Moving Story

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

To keep your story moving you will need a pattern that you should follow in every scene of your book. Some scenes may be long and elaborate and others smaller, but the same blueprint serves them all.

Another way to avoid putting your readers to sleep is to use conflicts and surprises. If you include these elements in all your scenes, you will have a great tale. How do you do it? (more…)