Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Round-Up - #139

Janalyn Voight, at Authorhaven, gives us a map to navigate through the dreaded sagging middle.

How do you keep your book from losing steam halfway through?
















Blogging pal, Kathryn Lang, discusses ways to focus on your purpose for writing.






Have a super-duper weekend!



14 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Oh no! I think the post is wonky, Susan. But I love that FOCUS picture.

Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

I like to kill off a character and use that moment to make a left turn in the plot when the reader thinks I'm going right. Then escalate matters. I find this works for me.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janna -

Wonky? I'll have to go back and check the post. Did you have problems with the link?

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Stephen -

Killing off a character will certainly make the reader sit up and take notice. Thanks for the tip.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Stephen's answer made me laugh - killing off a character certainly mixes things up! I try to think "What's the worst thing that could happen now?" and then do that :)

Terri Tiffany said...

part of the post didn't show but wanted to wish you a good weekend:)

Sassy Granny ... said...

I'm eager to hear what answers are given because, if we figure it out for a story, then it's probably safe to say it'll help me with the process of aging, too :)

Blessings,
Kathleen

P.S. I love it when suspense is built in ... be it a story, or my life.

P.S.S. If this posted twice, it's because me and my security word got separated and I wasn't sure it got through.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jemi -

I guess you and Stephen share the same philosophy. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

You can try going to Tools, Compatibility View or go to the comments, and click on Show Original Post. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathleen -

LOL! Right there with ya!

I like suspense in my stories as well. Nothing will put me to sleep faster than a book with no conflict.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

On my way to Kathryn's. Thanks for the link--I always need new ideas for focusing.

Love,

Jen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

Hope you enjoy it. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Jean Fischer said...

Great links, Susan. Thank you!

Blessings.
Jean

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Susan :)