In Word Usage I touched on Grammar. I thought it wise to expand on the subject. Here are some thoughts.
Word usage is an important but probably overlooked ingredient of a successful story.
What is Flow of the Story?
That is keeping the story moving chapter by chapter. Or keeping the reader’s interest throughout.
This is the second part of a two-part series. In Part 1 we looked at the advantages of writing a series. Today we look at the How.
New writers are often advised to write a series. The argument is you have a better marketing opportunity. If a reader likes one, he/she will likely buy the others. Is it true?
I published my first book in 2003. It was historical fiction based on the worldwide flood that took place in Noah’s day. While that book is no longer in print parts of the story made its way into Perished: The World That Was. That event started my writing career and I still write Historical Fiction. But over time I’ve also started writing Speculative Fiction and now I’m into a third genre, Mystery.
Today I am writing about two differences.
The first one is PACE. In the other genre’s pace quite often is demonstrated in some of these areas: Time, chapter length, and grammar usage. Mysteries are no different. The difference lies in the details.
I write primarily either historical events and people or future events and people. But a case can be made for writing about current events. There are a lot of possibilities; here’s a few:
How has the Coronavirus altered your life? Did you change your writing habits? Did you stop writing? Let’s take a look at our response.
What is a Sound Mind?
This is a healthy, sane mind. Not a mind given to unreasonable thinking. In the case of the coronavirus pandemic, it means not to be caught up in all the hysteria.