Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Round-Up - #202

Angie Dicken, at the Writers Alley, charges us to "Mind the Gap (In Your Manuscripts, of course!)."

Writers: What kind of gaps plague your manuscripts?

Readers: What kind of gaps frustrate you as a reader?

Have a blessed weekend!


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9 comments:

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I'm running into a tension gap I need to fix in mine as I edit. Going to fill that it!
~ Wendy

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Wendy -

Yes, maintaining tension is something I find difficult as well. Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Marja Meijers said...

I tend to jump from subject to subject sometimes, which leaves a gap for the reader... I am learning to knit my pieces together :)

Karen Lange said...

I'm not sure about the gaps in my manuscript - you tell me! lol I think I need to work on tension. And eliminating contractions, of course.

Blessings,
Karen

Maria I. Morgan said...

I'll have to give this one some thought, Susan! Happy early blogoversary & God bless!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Hi Susan...I start really good and have a great ending...but it's that in between.....I often hit a roadblock to keep the story flowing....

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja - Oh yes, I know about rabbit trails. It helps me to jot down those random thoughts for a future piece.

Hi Karen - LOL! Since your manuscript is also my manuscript, we'll have to check for those gaps together. :)

Hi Maria - Thanks! I hope you'll visit next months. There will be many guest posts and a bunch of giveaways.

Hi Sarah - The dreaded middle can be propped up by a good subplot or two. That's what worked for me. :)

Blessings,
Susan

DenaNetherton said...

I'm not sure if I leave gaps, but I have to keep working to make sure each character's voice is distinct. Maybe that's a kind of gap!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Dena -

I have to watch out they don't all sound like me!

Blessings,
Susan :)