Snoopy is a TOTAL bonus! Okay. This great pic of Neil Diamond--the soulful enchanter who can still capture the masses--is floating around on Facebook. Best thing? I'm now listening to "Sweet Caroline," and feeling darned sweet. Hallelujah. Yes, there are personal issues that could translate into a crown-of-thorns, but thoughts matter. Where do you want …
MGM in Maryland? Who'd have thought? Do you feel like you’re in a rut? Spiritual or gastronomical? Well, Divine Providence strikes again. The Grinch and I discovered MGM National Harbor on our way home from Church last Sunday. (Whoever cast the deciding vote to purchase our new congregation digs in Maryland, WE LOVE YOU!) The …
Wegmans where are you??? That’s my question. It all began – well, recently anyway – with a Friday fish quest. Youngest kiddo and I – that’s Nick aged 20 – set out early to Wegmans. A great place for food if you don’t get lost and hungry on the way. Needless to say, yours truly, …
Here's a hilarious Party City "line" idea. Halloween may be a ways away, but the costumes in store are getting to me! Question: What makes you click a buy link? Seriously. What makes you pause – gasp for breath – and think, oh yeah, I’m so doing this? We all have lines. Moral, financial, and …
Some Friday Fun to put on your radar.
I hope you had an awesome bookish week! If not, may your bookish weekend be even better.
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I ADORE boxes!!! Okay, I’m not asking anymore. I installed Amazon’s Echo Dot moments ago. (You know the scary artificial intelligence gal who listens to everything you say and even tells jokes?) Music, recipes, the latest news and weather are now at my fingertips – scratch that – I don’t have to type. Wow. Alexa …
Do NOT pad those scenes. Listen to muti-published Winged Publications powerhouse, Florence Witkop. Always sweet and to the point, she has the right advice for writers who need to know.
How to make a story longer when you’ve already figured out the storyline and it’s too short?
It’s not easy but it can be done. I know because when I segued from short stories to novels I just about went crazy figuring out how to do exactly that.
The answer isn’t to pad your scenes. Readers will see through that right away. Nor should you add more scenes and/or chapters just to make the book longer. Again, readers will know what you’re doing and throw your book across the room without finishing it.
What you must do is figure out a longer storyline and make sure that that the added scenes become integral to the story instead of just being tacked on.
It’s hard but it can be done. Close your eyes and think what else could happen during the course of the story that will add to the story…
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