Are you slowing down your scenes before they even get started?
Scene setting often causes audiences to “check out” before they even “check in.”
The same goes for opening blog posts or talks with backstory. It can reduce the gravitas of content, and prompt the audience to disengage.
Check out my interview with author Angelina J. Steffort in this week’s episode of my podcast, Story Warriors.
Angelina shows us how she dives deep into character arcs, while also driving tension to keep her readers turning the pages.
She’s the author of The Wings Trilogy and Two Worlds series. All ten of her books are bestsellers on Amazon.com and Amazon.de.
Angelina is a self-described character-driven writer, yet she’s skilled in crafting tension into every paragraph, every piece of dialog and, in fact, into all her storytelling.
One way she does this is in her storytelling with a time-tested tool from the TV and film industries.
Start late. Finish early.
Angelina shares this and more tools of the writing trade you’ll find applicable when crafting your work.
Check out the second episode of my podcast Story Warriors, the podcast for crafting great stories.