How has your protagonist or hero changed since the beginning of the book? Think through who that character was at the beginning of the story, consider the journey and the challenges, and the impact on him or her. This is subtle or may be dramatic, but if there are no changes to the characters, the story is really a linking of scenes in which pretty boring people get up in the morning, do stuff, and go to bed at night, no different.
Like any good piece of writing, your review needs to hook the reader or get their attention. You might begin with a question or a statement about the author or the subject matter. But give it a little zip.
5 Steps to Writing an Article Carol Brennan King June 8, 2022 Notes from our writing class Last week we put our toes into the water of writing an article. We stepped back and did an overview of the process, but today we stepped right in knee deep. First, remember that we are talking about…Read more Creative and Memoir Writing:
This is like planting a garden and watering it. Get your materials and put them in a handy place in your bedroom. Start writing something small, four lines maybe, not a book or anything. This is just a playground for ideas.
Carol Brennan King March 8, 2022 This week we discussed some of the business sides of writing and promoting. Therefore, because I want to leave you with helpful resources, I am going to pass on to you some comprehensive websites I have found useful. We talked first about the path to publication with the tools…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir Class Notes
We must consider the people who share or impacted our story and how our writing about them impacts them. We can hurt feelings. Does that matter? Do we have enough distance to be rational about what happened?
Creative and Memoir Writing Class Notes by Carol Brennan King We talked in class at the Abington Community Library in Clarks Summit, PA, this week about the reality that all writers are not created the same. But you knew that already. Some of us are Pantsers: those who write our story “by the seat of…Read more Planning Your Novel or Memoir: Feb. 16, 2022
Carol Brennan King February 9. 2022 This week in our library writing class, we talked about journaling, how to do it and why. I bet you’d never imagine how many kinds of journaling there are to do, nor how very valuable journaling as a practice might be. And if you can't remember all those ideas, here's…Read more Journaling For Your Life or at least your career, or hobby!
January 29, 2022 from the desk of Carol Brennan King Long time, no ??? See doesn’t work, or maybe it does. It has been a log time since you have seen me here. That does not mean that I have stopped caring about our writing community. I have been taking classes – the most recent…Read more Classes Start This Week