Just released this short on Amazon as a prelude to my first main novel, Paladin’s way ~ Soulstone. I’m excited as a kid at Christmas. The short (About 20 pages) is at www.amazon.com. Hope you’ll check it out. I also hope to do a cover reveal soon for Soulstone. It’ll be awesome IMHO.
My family has been great as I flop and twitch and mumble getting ready to do the debut. I’d go crazy without them. I’m grateful to them.
More good stuff coming soon. Stay tuned. See you again soon. 🙂
Source: Maugham on rules for writers
A good rule for writers: do not explain overmuch.–W. Somerset Maugham
I have to say one thing about scene creation I’ve seen over and over as I search for lessons on craft. If you want to write a novel you have to make trouble for your main character.
You know, put him up a tree and throw rocks at him. Two dogs and one bone. You get the general picture.
It’s what novelists DO.
I found a Jewel by a master that explains the concept in a way that lets you get your head around it. I just can’t say enough to recommend this to anyone wishing to understand an essential aspect of story-craft.
One more time. I say again. Essential Aspect.
But you know what? With a little practice it can become a part of what you do naturally.
Conflict and Suspense by James Scott Bell
Seriously, check it out. Keep on writing.