Friday, July 28, 2017

Dual Timeframe/Chapters/Former Terrorist/Defeating Fear/Re-Purpose


1.  I saw the phrase, "dual timeframe book," the other day. I did a search and found this article by K. M. Weiland. It's a technique I've seen in a few books and thought you might want to give it a try.

2.  Greer Macallister guest posts at Writers in the Storm on, "The Art of Chapter." She gives spot-on advice regarding length, powerful opening sentences, and the need for mini-closure for the reader.

3.  Julianne Hale wrote a novel based on the real-life transformation of a former terrorist. This is a perfect example of how fiction can impact and inform readers. Check out this article at Christian Headlines.

4.  Lynn J. Simpson posted, "The Call - Part 2 - The Present." It spoke to my heart.

5.  Susan, at Writing Straight From the Heart, talks about new uses for old things. Hmm, what can I do with some of the stuff I have around my house?

Writers:  How do manage your chapters? Do you have a particular plan you follow?

Readers:  Have you ever re-purposed an item in your house? Please share.

Photo Credit:  Mario Alberto Magallanes Trejo

4 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, thank you for these sites to check out, especially the one on chapters. This is a wealth of information for me to check out. Have a great weekend.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

You're welcome. It's always nice to see you, Linda. :)

Lynn J Simpson, CCLC said...

The idea of repurposing an item in my house can be daunting. I am creative yet not so much with large items! Frames I can work with for sure! I look forward to diving into the post regarding first sentences. I spent a writers workshop weekend where we focused just on the first three sentences, and it was one of the best workshops I have ever taken.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynn - I'm not good at repurposing items either. Other people have better ideas, so I'm glad they share them.

Hopefully, the post on first sentences will be helpful. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.