This third guide to writing compelling fiction by respected editor and award-winning author Jodie Renner provides concrete advice for captivating readers and immersing them in your story world. It's all about engaging readers through techniques such as using deep point of view, showing instead of telling, avoiding author intrusions, writing riveting dialogue, and basically stepping back and letting the characters tell the story.
Today's readers want to lose themselves in an absorbing story. Renner shows you how to provide the immediacy and emotional involvement readers crave in fiction, the direct, close connection to the characters and their world. And she does it in her usual highly accessible, reader-friendly style, with plenty of subheadings, concrete tips and examples.Review -
Jodie's books are packed with practical writing and editing advice. Get ready to improve your manuscript today." - Steven James, author of Story Trumps StructureReview #2 -
Jodie Renner nails it! Captivate your Readers should be at the top of every new and experienced writer's arsenal, as well as a leading resource for every teacher of writing. Her no-nonsense, easy-to-understand approach is perfect. Bravo, Jodie Renner!" - Lynn Sholes, bestselling author of the Cotten Stone series and The Shield