Can you believe it's December? Wow. December is always such a crazy month for me. I rarely get any writing done because of all the shopping and decorating, baking, wrapping, and now with my granddaughter to take care of.
Speaking of... Isn't she adorable?
Now add to all of that craziness, I'll be taking care of my husband after eye surgery. He's off work the entire month and has to remain in one position. Yikes!
Amazon and press Play Sample underneath the book picture. The narrator's name is Fiona Hardingham. She's a British actress who is positively fabulous!
If you want to listen to the entire first chapter, you can do so here.
Hey, what a great Christmas gift!! Over 12 hours of pure entertainment.
To enter, leave a comment telling me what your December is usually like and please include your email address. I will pick a winner next week!
Every Scene should have a purpose. If you've been writing awhile, you probably know this, but you'd be surprised how many books I read (by best-selling authors) that have multiple scenes where nothing is really happening and nothing is accomplished. There are book goals (Things you want to accomplish through the entire story. This could be themes, lessons, morals or just a satisfying conclusion) And there are chapter goals and scene goals. Each scene should do one of the following: Move the story along in the plot, introduce vital information or a new character, deepen character relationships, make things worse for the characters (introduce insurmountable problems), or address the overall theme or moral of the story. The BEST Scenes combine more than one of these things.
Have a great weekend!