Creating Story World

Susan On Writing, Posts on other blogs, Scribbles

Why, why, why is JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series so popular? What is it about her stories that capture us so, that make us—and roughly 500 million other readers—stand in line for days to get their hands on the latest 800-page offering?

Aside from the depth of characterization, the twisting,

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SOLD: Advice on Becoming an Author

Susan On Writing, Scribbles

Soak in the elements of a good book: The first priority of a writers is to be a reader. Find those books you enjoy and don’t be afraid to highlight favorite phrases, characters, or plot techniques. For years I kept a journal in which I dissected the books I liked and analyzed why they worked.

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