Can You Sum Up Your Story?
In my first book, The Dragon’s Son, one of my first reviews talked about a “little family” in the story that felt random and unnecessary. It horrified me, because that family was ABSOLUTELY necessary in the second book, and to my main character's backstory. But, because I had not given my readers the reason for this little family to be in the book, they were left thinking “What’s the point of these people?”
To avoid this problem in your story, ask these questions:
If you can concisely sum up what your story is about, it will be far easier to write. Story is about someone solving a problem. It’s best to know exactly what that problem is before you begin writing.
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The beasts of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls. - Isaiah 43:20
Self-published author of the fantasy series, Tales of the Wovlen, Kathryn spends a great deal of time in the world of her imagination, having tea with fire breathing dragons, writing books on flying space ships, and practicing her mad scientist laugh with gusto. However, on occasion, she returns to this world just to play with her dog, blog about her fun, and coach people through writing self-doubt.
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