Next Noble Pen Meeting
October 13th, 2016 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
An Italian author who sought privacy has apparently been identified. This commentary says many deplore the unwelcome exposure of the author, and notes that the mystery created by seeking privacy often draws more publicity. Is there a clue for us in that?
It also says her novels seem to have drawn very little if anything from her own background, which is encouraging for those of us who don’t have a lot of exciting fodder for a novel in our personal history.
Cassie met with the narrator for her audio book.
Andrea got her story ready for critique.
Every story needs to keep the reader wondering what will come next — why else would they finish reading it? In some stories that will be just uncertainty of the outcome, and in others it will be nerve-tingling suspense. This blog discusses how to get and hold the reader’s attention.
A series of events that are logical but not everyday, ordinary occurrences can make a plot interesting. Lee Masterson offers some advice on arranging your plot to hold the reader.
After you get the reader wondering, suspense can be heightened by giving more detail to slow down the events in a creepy scene.