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quote 2015-09-09 21:01
One of the most basic assumptions that an audience makes is that the person who created the entertainment they’re about to enjoy is going to treat them fairly. They assume that everything they witness has a point, and is necessary to the story. Audiences are prepared to accept small exceptions to this rule – writers are allowed a few red herrings and MacGuffins – but break it in a major way and they’re going to feel cheated...

The secret storytelling truth we must mainline:

Be aware of the contract between you and your audience. Everything that happens must happen for a reason, and the more of a big deal you make of an event, the bigger the pay off must be.

Source: LitReactor (Spoiler Alert for True Detective: Season Two)


I suggest every author who sees this read the entire article.

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quote 2013-10-18 20:13
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'One word at a time.'

Steven King said this, and it is meant, in my eyes, for aspiring writers.


Sometimes, it can be hard to sit down and write an entire novel, or even a paragraph. Words can become stuck, and no matter how long you sit at the computer, nothing flows onto the blank screen.


The easiest advice? Just write word-by-word; write in small bits, and eventually, you will have a completed piece! Super simple!


We have to keep chiseling away at our blank computer screen, or notebook, until it is chock full of adventure and inspiration!


Happy writing, and thanks Steven King!



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