What Makes a Good Story?

Is it plot or character? Or both? In my opinion it is both plus a whole lot more. I love to readWriteLiketheMasters but the story needs to capture me right away. If not, then I put it down. I can’t help it. There’s not enough time in the day to force myself to read something that I just can’t get in to.

With that said, I’ve analyzed books in general¬†and have read multiple “how to” books. One book in particular caught my attention, Write Like the Masters. The author walks you through what worked for the Masters of writing: Dickens, Melville, Faulkner, Hemingway, and don’t forget Stephen King.

One quote I found to be so useful is this: “In your novel you need to figure out what will cause reader curiosity, worry, or anticipation…then add that to your story.” William Cane Write like the Masters.

This sentence,¬†in my opinion, is the best advice I’ve ever read.

I also write as Rita Robbins. I may use the same information if it fits for both genres. Thank you for visiting. Please stop by again soon!


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