I have actually known Literary Agent/author Eric Smith as an editor and pal for about a years now; I even composed a review of his latest book, the delightful Do Not Read the Comments, right here on BoingBoing
Regretfully, Smith recently needed to put down his cherished corgi, Augie, after 5 and a half sweet years together. And while losing a canine is always hard, Smith penned a stunning homage to his short-legged buddy– in the form of composing guidance. It starts hence:
When it concerns crafting the perfect story, guidance tends to be relatively subjective. What might work for some writers, will not always work for others.
However these specific rules … they worked for me.
Let’s go over.
Very first and foremost, at the very start of your story, you desire to make the intro of your character remarkable. Readers are going to keep in mind 2 major things when they walk away.
Generally, you ought to discover a method to surprise us.
Yes, that video becomes part of it. So you get the idea. It continues like that, all the way through completion of the storytelling process. The result is not just a clear and concise collection of good guidance for excellent storytelling, but also a definitely tear-jerking homage to who was plainly a really sweet pup who lived a life full of love.
If you love canines, or storytelling, or sobbing, or any combination thereof, I recommend you read it. BYO Tissues.
A Guide To Writing The Perfect Story[Eric Smith]
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