Tuesday, November 01, 2005
When I wrote the first draft of my book I had a more than general idea of what the book would be about. Now that the first draft is complete I see many problems with this manuscript. First of which is the premise- the novel's starting point through which the other story elements interact to make a cohesive and coherent plot.
It sounds cute and interesting, but to be honest--I wouldn't buy it. And I'm a book reviewer, book reading fanatic. So what do I do? I need the Hook Up. I need to raise the stakes of my story.
- Mary Griffin
- Tia McCollors
- Stacy Hawkins Adams
- Kendra Norman-Bellamy
- Cheri Paris Edwards
- Claudia Hawthorne-Burney
and that does not include crossing over into non-african american women writers, or non christian titles.
But to make matters worst my writing styles is quite different from them. See. My style is a bit more comical at times and my flow is a little literary, quirky, experimental. Just a pinch.:) And I've read little works this year outside of Claudia, Deanne Gist(historical) and Mary's that is a close second or third to what I'm trying to do.
Is that the same for you? You don't know where your book will fit in?
Well, it shouldn't be a problem. In fact, it has to be a calling.
Why? Go to the message board to find out and to participate in today's Halo's Eve discussion.
Reminder: This week we will provide different tips to help you raise the stakes in your novel. Tomorrow we will talk about another way to add more to your premise through timeliness and generational revelance.