It has been 2 years now that I have had my blog and been part of the cyber world of book blogging and reviewing. Two years!! And I am enjoying it and am as enthusiastic today as I was that first day. And it still amazes me that authors contact me and ask if I would review their book and/or visit my blog. Today is one of those days. So please help me welcome my guest, Ms. Harlow Coban!
ABOUT HARLOW COBAN
She spends her free time writing, dancing, traveling and defending mailboxes from her 16-year-old twins’ driving.
- Determine what kind of story you want to write. Talk to family and friends. Look at newspaper articles. I don’t want to be morose, but look at obituaries, too. Take notes. There are stories there.
- Determine the story’s theme: Good/evil, love/hate, birth/death, peace/war, etc. Again, take notes. This may be where the title of your book comes from or maybe not. The title of my book came to me in a dream.
- Construct a compelling plot. I suggest creating a plot outline to start with. I used the “what if” technique to determine what would happen in my chapters. Basically, you ask yourself “what if” this or that happened to your character and expand from there.
- Create dynamic scenes. My advice is something has to happen in “every” chapter or scene.
- Create multi-dimensional characters. Many writers, including yours truly, base their characters on real people and then add nuances to create more complexity and depth. This is one way to go.
- Read, read, read. The more you read, the better writer you’ll become.
- Lastly, start writing. “Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.
THANKS TO AUTHOR, HARLOW COBAN,
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