Even though it has been one day, I’m back! And hopefully this post makes you feel like you were really at TABC. This is a short intro so let’s jump right into my notes!
Things I learned from the Morning Keynote:
-Make good use of the time you have been given. You should control your attention slices and what you are able to do with your time. Be careful that this limitless online content doesn’t take more from you than you get from it. Spend life on the things you want. CHOOSE.
-Your life is a story, your voice, your opinion, your view, your thoughts, your words all your story. No one else can tell your stories. No one else has your humor, your voice, your rash. Tell your story.
Creating Conflict Between Heroes and Villains
There are six different types of heroes:
-The Unlikely Hero
-The Reformed Hero
There are nine different types of villains:
-The All Powerful/Ancient Villain
-The Evil Genius
-The Opposing Hero
Internal Conflict: between character and inside force
External Conflict: between character and outside force
How To Create Suspense, Tension, and Mystery in Your Novel
Ways to create suspense:
-raise the stakes
-the give and withold of information
-internal and external conflict
-red herrings: (false/meaningless clues that lead you off course.)
-what every reader fears
Developing Your Writing Voice
Your writing voice is your song:
lyrics = words
instruments = tone
rhythm = sentences
performer = narrator
Try describing yourself and describing your writing. Are they the same? Your author voice should be unique. Once you find your author voice, you will have your signature. Nobody else is you, we need YOUR voice.
How do you find your character’s voice? Pull your character out of your story, show them your closet, and ask them what they would wear. Put on a song and ask them if they like it. Spend some time with your character.
And that’s it! I hope that it made sense since it was a bunch of my notes squished together into paragraphs and sentences. Thank you for tapping in for today’s post. I will see you all soon after the renovations are complete! And I will miss you! My blog will be closing in about a couple of hours and will be back open when I’m done changing everything up. Goodbye fans!