“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” ~ Ira Glass
Happy Friday, everyone!
We’re genre writers, which means that the number one thing our readers expect when they pick up one of our books is a great story.
Yes, writing exciting settings and using beautiful language is more than the icing on the cake. But a good romance is all about the story.
Here is what some of our chapter members have to say on the topic.
Leave a comment and give us your thoughts!
~ By Susan Meier
Hi, I’m Susan Meier, author of over sixty books. I teach online workshops and also at RWA chapter conferences. At one point, I did a Monday Morning blog on the art and craft of writing. This is a blog from that series.
What is three-act structure?
Simply put, three-act structure is the […]
~ By Kristina Matthews
With another celebrity marriage down the tubes, I can’t help but wonder if marriage is even necessary—in books and in real life.
I know there are many couples who are perfectly happy just living together. Many couples have an unintentional pregnancy and don’t even consider marriage before the baby comes, sometimes […]
~ By Sloane B. Collins
What helps me “discover” my story? Do I make playlists? Collages?
The answer to those questions is YES, all of the above. I struggled for years to finish stories without growing bored from plotting every bit of the books. Until a couple of years ago I decided to let go […]
~ By Addison James
“Tell me a story.”
My Vice President said after we spent an hour with a member of the Board of Directors, scrutinizing nearly every digit in a ten page slide deck. Those digits were the result of a very large spreadsheet which I had created which showed our results for last […]