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.
Originally, I started blogging to build my name recognition and to help the sale of my books. But now I enjoy it. However, blogging can be time consuming. Microblogging should be less demanding and allow me more time to write and do my other daily chores.