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Friday, May 8, 2009

Wise words from Mary DeMuth!


A writer can mess up all sorts of things but pull off a compelling story and will win readers.

Does that mean we give up on craft? Absolutely not. But it does mean that we must think deeply about what makes a story compelling.

Take The Shack. How many people have grappled with the question of evil when it pertains to someone they deeply loved? There’s a relatability and universality there.

What about Twilight? How many teenage girls do you know who have felt unnoticed? Awkward? Insecure?

Tap into the deep longings of people’s lives where they live and spin a story that sweeps them inward and outward and you’ll pen stories that captivate.

1 comment:

Kennisha Hill said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing this from Mary!