What makes a great story? The little things

  What makes a great story? Plot. What drives plot forward, besides a strong, identifiable goal? Character conflict,  Misunderstandings,  High Stakes) You could have nailed all of these things, but your story could still bore people to death. What else makes a story shine and rise above others? The little things. What do I mean by the … More What makes a great story? The little things

7 things that will doom your novel (& How to avoid them!)

This Reblog is an extremely informative, (and humorous) post from The Writer’s Dig. Guest post by James Scott Bell. If you have any motivation at all to write a novel, or short story, or anything intended for publication, whether self-publishing or traditional publishing, then, please check out this list. The 7 things that will doom your novel: … More 7 things that will doom your novel (& How to avoid them!)