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Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Spotlight: Franny Armstrong

Writing With Heart And Soul

It’s one thing to write a book, it’s a whole other ball game to write with your heart and soul. Each story begins with characters, a vague plot, and goals, motivation, and conflicts for the hero/heroine/and villain. When you’re actually reading the book, it all should flow like a river, smooth and easy as you go. You can sit on the edge of your seat as long as you don’t tip off the chair

Stops and starts in a story tend to confuse and make you lose track of where you left off thereby halting the natural flow. How many times I’ve gone back to read the same chapter again to try and figure it out is unbelievable. Reading your own work is even harder because your mind knows where the story goes, it’s just that your story isn’t cooperating.

As an author, I find that when I get ‘on a roll’, I just can’t stop writing. That’s not to say that I need someone else to read it to make sure it ‘works’, but the best way to write when your muse kicks in is the best time to get it all out. Going back later to fix the errors is better than trying to ‘fix’ it right away. It’s important to give the story a week or two to ‘settle’ before you go back and re-read it.

Writing with heart and soul gives the story life and covers all the bases, giving you an amazing conclusion. Happy Reading

Franny Armstrong-ParaNovelGirl

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