There is an art to great storytelling. The exact same story told in two different ways can feel so different and be either satisfying or unsatisfying. If you’re unsure if your story has what it takes, take a look at the points below and see how you measure up. Getting your story right is not rocket science. Make sure you’ve covering the following items and you’ll be good to go.
Today I received my copy of Mslexia, the magazine from the organisation of the same name. It’s for women writers everywhere and it’s well worth the subscription fee. Over the last year, my copy of Mslexia has gone unread out of guilt and self-loathing. My novel is still half-written, and my enthusiasm for writing had dropped off the charts. This morning I approached it with new eyes. I’m back in the game. I looked through each page and finally reached the “Open For Entries” section – the list of competitions open to submissions over the next few weeks. I tore … Read more