Authors can always be served by returning to the basics of writing. We spend so much time focusing on the grand scale of books – plot, themes, sequels – that the simple pieces of writing which make a story stand out can be lost. This month, Writing Roots is focusing on the nitty gritty, from writing dialogue and humor to developing character voice.
Momentum in a story is what drives the reader to the final pages. Losing it can result in the reader setting aside the book for other pursuits. Momentum can be found even without constant action. Ley and Leigh discuss ways to keep your reader around, and what to avoid so the momentum doesn’t slow.
First aired January 6, 2020.