Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Making your story great

What do we need to make our story not just the best, but the greatest that it can be? Here’s a really great article, “7 simple ways to make a good story great,” by Elizabeth Sims on the Writer’s Digest blog. It doesn’t matter what genre you’re writing in for this to work. The seven steps include believability, the five senses, freeing up your writing, not dumbing down your work, leaving  out stuff that doesn’t have a purpose, and lastly, “…make them laugh, … make them cry.” Excellent article.

“Young readers have the right not only to read, but to read about themselves, about who they are and what they want.” – Virginia Hamilton


  1. Wow! I loved this quote and the five senses are awesome:)

  2. Thanks for your comment, Kevin. Glad you liked the post. Best of luck with your writing.

  3. Lupe, I just saw this. Glad you found my article helpful! Best to you and your writing. E. Sims

    1. My pleasure, Elizabeth. Your article was indeed great.