If you have a pitch-perfect awesome VOICE to your manuscript, you could have other weaknesses. But if you have a weak voice, you're screwed.
— jennifer laughran (@literaticat) July 17, 2013
Ah so missed the blog day again....I’m busy! (crunching numbers in my sleep...) Everybody in the house has colds...I hate spring, the pollen, the up and down temperatures...all designed to make me feel lousy as my body protests...
So what do I have for you this week.
As I am way behind my deadline of evicting current WIP I thought I would share with you a piece on revision by Jenny Crusie from her presentation at the Romance Writers of America national conference.
Mother in law says this conference has to be experienced to be believed.
They book venues 5 years in advance...coz they can have up to 20.000 delegates. Yes, you did read that right...
Jenny is a popular speaker and a brilliant writer. So if you have never read anything by her GO and Check her out! Her dialogue is brilliant. Her plots, are fast paced. Her characters are amazing...
Ok Enough said.
Jenny writes about turning points in your script. Where should they come? and why...
Here is a snippit
So what are turning points?
They’re events in the action of the plot where something happens that turns the story around in a new direction, raising the stakes and creating a new, more difficult struggle for the protagonist and, in turn, for the antagonist.
You can diagram a story in five turning points:
Yep, it makes you want to read more...
The next thing that I want to share with you is a video heads up I received from the owner of the Children’s Book Insider Clubhouse which I am a member of.
Jon wanted to let authors know of a cool new website that is particularly relevant to authors and new technology...
It’s about reading books but in a whole new way which gets the authors royalties every time...heeheeheehee
Now you have to view it! But seriously this is a very interesting development.