Story Structure Part 4. Keeping readers interested in the objective of the POV through 80,000. words is a must and can’t be done without CONFLICT that is applied like pressure to a wound till the very end. If the reader thinks their POV is ok; they will take a break, wash their hair, watch tv and maybe never finish the great story you’ve literally sweat blood and tears in writing.#Conflict, conflict, conflict.
Whether we are traditionally published, indie published or self-published, we must connect with readers and tell a great story. Structure is the “delivery system” for our story, so it’s wise to make it as solid as possible.
Welcome to Part IV of my Structure Series—Testing the Idea
I assume that most of you reading this aspire to be great novelists. Novels are only one form of writing and, truth be told, they aren’t for everyone. Stringing together 60-100,000 words and keeping conflict on every page while delivering a story that makes sense on an intuitive level to the reader is no easy task.
That said, all novels begin with an idea. But how do we know if our idea has what it takes to make a great novel?
Many new writers start out with nothing more than a mental snippet, a flash of a scene or a nugget of an idea, and then…
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