Tuesday, May 17, 2022

3T Writing Tidbit

 As I was learning the craft of writing, sometimes I got a little confused about the proper way to do things. Here are a few more rules of thumb I picked up. As with any rule of thumb, this is a guide, not a set of commandments.

  • Every character represents something bigger (which is significant to the book's theme).
  • Write the hero as if a Hollywood star would love to play them.
  • The structure is like fractals. Each book is hook, build, payoff, built of chapters that are hook, build, payoff, built of paragraphs that are hook, build, payoff.
    • Note: The payoff of chapters is often something bad/cliffhangery
  • Curiosity keeps us reading. Emotions connect us to the story.
Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular order. Click here to see all 3T Tidbits.  

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