Monthly archive for February2017

The framework of a story

The framework of a story

Stories share structural frames. Readers expect a certain framework. Stories have characters, a setting and some kind of plot. Somebody, somewhere, does something. The stories we had read to us children, whether they were about pirates, rabbits or toads, likely revealed a structure of beginning,…

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Why would anyone read our books?

Why would anyone read our books?

  Why would anyone read our books? Because they want to participate in the world we create. Readers will read our books with the passion of a collector if they feel an emotional connection to our characters, and they care about them. They care when…

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