The ‘Riveting Writing’ Recipe
How often have you heard someone say, “I could write a book!”? Can you imagine how exciting it would be if YOU had the recipe for writing an interesting piece of fiction?
What are the ingredients of a brilliant book? How does the author maintain the interest of the reader? How useful might it be if YOU were to have some tips on writing stories of your own? Wouldn’t it be exciting to see YOUR work in print?
(Consider your audience BEFORE you begin to write. Prepare your ideas as to whom might your story appeal?)
One cup of Place
One cup of Time
One and a half cups of Plot
Two cups of Characters
One and a half cups of appeal to the readers’ senses
(SIGHT, SOUND, FEELINGS, TOUCH,
MOVEMENT, SMELL AND TASTE)
Two cups of Suspense/ anticipation
Two cups of Climax
Denouement- the End
YOU, too, can try your hand at writing, NOW by writing DAILY for practice, perhaps by noticing what you notice and noting it down in your journal. Pay ATTENTION to the ingredients as you express the ideas that drop into the WORD MIX of your own unique ‘Riveting Writing Recipe’:
Riveting writing will challenge and engage the reader’s imagination and thinking, no matter what the genre (category/style of story).