So these last two days I’ve been shuffling pages this way and that, adding sections and rewriting my murder mystery WOLF. That means I missed yesterday and Monday’s prompts.
As the conference roars closer, I have to finalize things there.
Here are all five prompts, the last of them, before WIFYR 2017!
What are the significant events in you book? Write them down, in order. Do they rise in tension, causing more at stake for your main character? Is the tension tightened with these events?
Write the most important scene from the point of view of a person watching it unfold, not experiencing it. Pay particular attention to sense of place details. How does this inform your novel?
Choose your five favorite novels. Break away from series and the same genre.
Using each book as an example, rewrite one page of your story, from the opening, imitating each book.
So page one will be like Harry Potter, page two will be like The Road, page three will be like THIS IS WHAT I DID etc.
What do you learn? Can you take any of this and put it in your writing?
Take 15 minutes to put yourself in a scene with your main character. Make it a tough scene. Write what you talk about.
If you have done all these prompts, which one has helped you the most? Why? How can you use this in more of your writing?
Okay, Everyone (all three of you!). I’m off.
Will see you in July!
Happy WIFYR. Happy writing. Happy life.