Plot Summary[ edit ] Vern Tessio informs his three friends that he has overheard his older brother, Billy, talking with his friend Charlie Hogan, about inadvertently discovering the corpse of Ray Brower, a boy from Chamberlain, a town 40 miles or so east of Castle Rock, who has gone missing while going out to pick blueberries. The four friends decide to find it so as to be famous. Gordie explains how he and each of his friends come from either abusive or dysfunctional homes:
Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and download free character development worksheets! Elizabeth Sims June 19, Whenever I think of the word gatekeeper, a little film clip from The Wizard of Oz starts up in my head, where the fearsome palace guard denies Dorothy and friends access to the Wizard.
They seem bigger than you. They give stern lectures. Except remember what happens?
Thus the great secret is revealed: Here are seven ways successful authors make their stories crackle with authority and get the gatekeepers on their side. These techniques will work on any kind of fiction: Go beyond the five senses.
Most writers know enough to put in sensations beyond sight and sound. Agents and editors love the five senses, but they want and expect more.
They want physical business that deepens not just your setting, but your characterizations. The best authors use body language in their narratives. Yet it absolutely gives texture and depth to your work. Begin by reading up on body language. Dwell inside your characters and sense how they feel in any given situation.
Brian paused and lit a cigarette. He exhaled a stream of smoke at the window. If Brian needs a cigarette, use the moment fully: I should add that you can pick apart any masterwork on that basis: Human weirdness follows patterns we can all relate to or at least understand.
One of the biggest is that love—or sex, at least—makes people irrational.The Good Luck Sister: A Wildstone Novella (Kindle Single) - Kindle edition by Jill Shalvis.
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Writing a good book is something every fiction writer aspires to. When writers ask for help writing a book, a popular question is ‘Is my idea good enough?’Having a great story idea to start with helps. Yet a satisfying novel is a combination of many key components.
How to Write a Novella. Once you have your outline, you can write the first draft of your novella very quickly. I frequently write 10, words a day, so with a little practice and some diligence, you could finish your draft in a weekend.
Hard to Be Good: A Hard Ink Novella - Kindle edition by Laura Kaye. Romance Kindle eBooks @ pfmlures.com A note to the reader. This is a long blog post. The longest I've written on this site—over 32, words—and consumed many of my weekends for about 4 months.
Over the past several weeks or so, I’ve been experimenting with a form of fiction I’ve never tried before: the novella. If you don’t already know, a novella runs between 20, and 40, words, and can be read in a couple of sittings.