AUTHOR: Eddie Jones
CATEGORY: Advice & How-To
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Cozy mysteries allow readers to fall in love with a quirky sleuth while at the same time solving a puzzle. Cozies avoid profanity, graphic violence, and overt sexual scenes. For readers, the payoff has less to do with “who done it” and more to do with “how the who done it.”Plotting Simplified
We remember characters; we pitch plot. In this section you’ll learn how to map your story using the “passage markers” that shape every story’s journey.
Been There, “Scene” That!
Making a scene is as easy as: ABCD – Action, Backstory, Conflict, Decision. A good scene reveals information that moves the story forward (new goals, old secrets, hidden motives), shows conflict between characters (adds tension), deepens the character’s development, and creates suspense (introduces a new wrinkle that leaves the reader hanging).
Dialogue can breathe life into any fiction or non-fiction story. In this section we examine what a scene is: Doing (Action), Thinking (Narrative), and Talking (Dialogue). We examine when to tag, when to skip tags, and where to place tags, plist the types of dialogue – Direct, Reflective, Misdirected, Modulated, Descriptive, Breathless, and Compressed.
Creating Compelling Characters
Compelling characters are larger than life. They risk more, laugh often and love with passion. In this section you’ll learn how to invent both likable and loathsome characters, winners and losers, heroes and villains. Examine your Lead’s motivation, focus on their flaws, and and explore the feelings or your hero/heroine. You’ll see how conflict, crisis, and consequences shape your characters.
This book includes instructional materials, notes, and handouts for workshops taught at a number of writers’ conferences. The intent of this book is to present the basic elements of novel writing in UNDER 60 MINUTES. In other words, it’s a SHORT book.