Master the Art! LDStorymakers 2010 Pt 4


I went to Krista Marino's class, The First five Pages.

These are the notes and advice I got from her class:
No typos.
Good writing, think of the readers.
Hook the reader-raise questions, reader should be confused.
Begin in the middle of the action.
Don't answer all the questions-ditch physical description of protagonist unless necessary.
Establish your world-don't neglect setting for dialogue.

Change up your cliches: "Those who do, do. Those who don't, D.J."

Comments

Sharon Cohen said…
My only hope is that when I hit the proverbial brick wall of writer's block that I can provide something, anything, as helpful to others as this advice from your notes.

Thank you so much. I'm bookmarking this post for my attention when writing the first five pages.
Taffy said…
Thanks, Sharon! I appreciate your words while me nose is still touching that wall.
Angie said…
Good advice. I'm glad your posting notes from some of the classes I couldn't attend. BTW, were you at the Mt. Nebo Jr. High Fine Arts Banquet last night? I swear I saw you, or someone who looks a lot like you. You (or she) were too far away for me to tell, though.
Cathy Witbeck said…
Good stuff as usual.

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