Did you get it?
I know, you're asking "get what?"
If you missed it I held a big sale last week. I was giving away free copies of "Bridgetown High." I hope, if you didn't already have a copy, that you used this opportunity to get a free copy, then tell all your "friends" on Facebook, Twitter, etc. all about it. That's the only way I'll ever get known in the literary world.
But don't get too excited if you missed the sale. I'm planning another sale in a week or so (in time for Christmas). I think "Bridgetown High" would be a great Christmas Present for your teenage children or even adults. Most of the readers have been middle-aged adults as they reminisce about life during the turbulent 60s. Just a thought.
So, enough about marketing.
I promised I would offer some writerly tips in this blog. If some of you recall, I was in the process of talking about what Dean Koontz's high school English teacher told him about writing fiction.
The first thing she suggested is to have "a strong plot." that may sound obvious, but there are some who ignore that rule and up with a literary novel, which in my mind isn't a novel at all. So, does your novel have a strong plot? Does it begin with an enticing story question or questions? Then does it work toward solving those questions at the end? Does it have strong sub-plots that are also resolved by the end? The story questions are what drive the plot. Certainly, you need to have a lot of twists and turns in the story line, but they all have to be resolved by the end.
So while you're pondering all that, I'll say, until next week, as always, if you like this blog, please "Share" and "Like"it on Facebook , and "Re-tweet" it on Twitter. Then PLEASE, take five minutes to write a short review of "Bridgetown High" and post it on my author page at Amazon.