“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ― Groucho Marx
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Many have made claim and have been quoted as saying the following–or much like it: “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy” —Alfred Henry Lewis It is that premise, which has spawned this highly acclaimed novel. SOCIETY for SUPPER Wide spread drought has gripped the planet and devastated food supplies around the world. …
Quotes about Reading #5
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss
Quotes about Reading #4
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” ― William Styron
Quotes about Reading #2
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
Quotes About Reading #1
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin
Accomplices To Your Lies
“All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.” —Steve Almond, WD
The Epic Struggle
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” —George Orwell
Plot Holes Take the Bite Out of Your Story!
Disjointed Jottings by Robert Smith (A.K.A. TyCobbsTeeth)
Tweet, Tweet — Twiddle, Twiddle, here comes another plot with a hole in the middle.
If you fail to explain how A connects to B, or state something that doesn’t make sense (without explanation), then you have left a plot hole.
You want your readers to get swept away in your story and be completely immersed. A plot hole can destroy that experience. If the reader drops out of the ride, in order to examine something that doesn’t make sense, you’ve lost them.
You may be too close to the story to see the holes. As you read through it, those gaps may be appear bridged, since the story did come from your head. The answers to those questions are in your noggin, so it doesn’t seem off. Have someone else read through your book, to make sure you didn’t leave any plot holes.
Remember, the reader badly wants to…
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“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
― Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married