In Stephen King’s classic book, On Writing, which I highly recommend, he says that writing is telepathy, and I think he’s right. There’s a magic that happens when words are transported across space and time and into a reader’s mind, especially when the words help the person experience something they wouldn’t be able to in their everyday lives.
Research shows that when we read we’re actually experiencing the story on a neurological level as though we’re the character themselves, much like a dream.
Of course, not all writing accomplishes this sleight of hand to the same degree. Having your reader…
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The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Arcs and the Plot
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Show Don’t Tell
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Self-Editing Your Work