Monday, January 24, 2005

Happy Monday!

Hey friends!

Hope you're all doing fine on a Monday.

I had a critique with a multi-published author at a writer's conference in September and one of her comments were that I had introduced too many characters at once. Halfway through the critique she said, "I like what you've done to display Diane's personality here,"
I gently interrupted her by placing my hand on her arm and said, "Um, actually, my heroined name is not Diane. It's Selena."
She blinked exactly four times, put her hand on my arm and said, "Precisely."
I said, "Huh?"
She said, "Hon, you have so many characters in here--you can't even keep up with them, AND YOU"RE THE AUTHOR! How do you expect readers to keep up with them all?"
(She was referring to a secondary character that I had forgotten I had even put in there!) LOL!
She knew my story better than I did! And yes, I got rid of some characters.

When trying to learn how to write blurbs, or sentence/paragraph pitches, study movie guides in the paper and in TV Guide. They can condense a two hour movie into one or two sentences.

Blurb: A short (and I mean very short) summary of your story line.

1 comment:

Pammer said...

HIYA BABE!!! I finally found you. That meant that I had to find mine and ask them for my name AND password. Sad isn't it. I love this, it is wayy better than mine. See ya later. ((hugs))) Pammer