Next Noble Pen Meeting
February 21st, 2013 at 7 pm
Scott’s Family Restaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
No news is good news.
Shannon points out this formula for a mystery story (be it 6,000 or 60,000 words) from Lester Dent, who is best known for writing a zillion Doc Savage stories under the pen name Kenneth Robeson. Some of his ideas apply to any fiction, particularly the one that says once you get your protagonist in a lot of trouble, you should next double their woes.
John Steinbeck said there isn’t a formula for good stories.
This blog argues that formula or not, it is very important to balance several aspects.
Another one says that even using a formula, the stories don’t necessarily come out all the same.
Shannon (double slot)