Saturday, March 6, 2010

6 ways to make your book a page-turner

Some great tips from author/editor Nancy Lamb. Here are the first three:

1) Evoke Curiosity

Begin your chapter by provoking the reader’s interest. Reveal a secret, generate a plot line, or create a mystery—making sure these elements have consequences further into the story.

2) Never End at Endings

Avoid ending a plot line at the end of a chapter. That makes it too easy for the reader to put down the book.

3) Think Middle to Middle

Whether you have a short subplot line or an extended one, begin the story in the middle of one chapter and end it in the middle of another.

Read the rest on her site.

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