Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Writing Gripping Fiction

Nathan Bransford has a terrific blog post yesterday about creating reversals in our fiction. You may have heard the advice: Make things really bad for your hero...then make them worse. But in between there you need to have the hero think that just maybe things will work out after all. Ups and downs will build compelling fiction that will be hard for your readers to put down.


Colleen Love said...

Good one! :)

Colleen Love said...

Oh, and thanks... I fell into his blog, once again, and got lost! Damn it! I go there thinking, ok I'll get away with reading just this one. But no... Thanks Sherrill, I started reading more and then just one more, and then another... *sigh* His blogs are like Oreos, so well written, so hopeful and encouraging, that it's hard to read just one!

I finally managed to tear myself away with a little reward for my own blog... :D

Sherrill Quinn said...

Colleen, LOL. I always end up spending way more time at Nathan's blog than I can afford. But it's worth the sacrifice. ;)