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