Monday's Motivation

Connecting with Your Audience (Part 2)

Over the past two weeks, we’ve discussed ways to identify our target audience and how to draw these readers into our story with personal experiences. Today, in our final segment for this series, we’re focusing on engagement. How can we keep the reader’s attention? 1.) Identify a clear theme that carries for your readers.  What does… Continue reading Connecting with Your Audience (Part 2)

Monday's Motivation

Increase Your Novel’s Tension

This year at ACFW, I met with agents to present my book proposal. During my appointment, the agent wanted to know how my story developed–What roadblocks stood between the two main characters? In light of this, over the next three weeks, we’re discussing tension. How can we develop rising tension in our stories? What makes for… Continue reading Increase Your Novel’s Tension