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


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.