Ley Esses

Ley is an editor and author of action/suspense novels.

S9E9 – Suspension of Disbelief

It all begins with drawing yourself and your reader into what I call the Fictive Bubble. Think of it like a large soap bubble. That bubble is your story world and everything that happens there, regardless of genre. Your first objective is to pull a reader into it, where they will take an incredible journey with your characters. Your second objective is to keep the reader there, in that bubble. – Ted Dekker

S9E5 – God Mode

I certainly love writing books. I’ve always loved writing short stories and novels because in prose, you get all the control. – Maria Headley

S9E2 – Wasting the Reader’s Time

In many cases, when a reader puts a story aside because “it got boring”, the boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of description, and lost sight of his priority, which is to keep the ball rolling. – Stephen King

S8 Bonus – The Hero’s Journey

It’s like in the great stories Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened. But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something. That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for. – The Lord of the Rings

S8E5 – The Mystery Genre

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions. – Agatha Christie

S8E2 – The Science Fiction Genre

“God created dinosaurs. God destroyed dinosaurs. God created Man. Man destroyed God. Man created dinosaurs.”
“Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.” – Michael Crichton