Here are the links for Parts 1-7:
Part 1 – Your Premise Isn’t Compelling
Part 2 – How To Fix a Weak Opening
Part 3 – A Lack of Goals
Part 4 – Is Your Conflict Strong Enough?
Part 5 – Raising The Stakes
Part 6 – 5 Tips To Help Improve Your Story’s Pacing
Part 7 – Pick up the Pace
by Kara Lennox
Sometimes, I read a manuscript and think, I’ve read this before.
I can almost predict the next line of dialogue. There is nothing on the page to surprise and delight me.
This a tricky situation, because editors say they want new, fresh voices, but they tend to buy familiar stories. The trick is, to tell a familiar story…
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