Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.

Barb:)


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Writing Down the Bones: Story Construction and Evaluation The Romance Novel Pt 7 Resolution

Just a quick note before I get back to the handout. I won't be having any guests for the next two weeks. One is because of the holiday. Next weekend I plan on being out of town visiting family and knew it would be difficult getting anything uploaded.

Now, the section of Janice Bennett's handout is dealing with resolution.

As always I try to write everything in my own words but still keep the information given as close to the original as possible,

1.) Do you have your most dramatic moment as the resolution of the story?

2.) Does it support the premise?

3.) Does your resolution surprise your reader or can they predict it,

4.) Does it have a satisfying ending? Is it full of emotion? Any poetic justice?

5.) Did you tie up all those loose ends? If not did you give a satisfying reason for not doing it Like hinting at a sequel or series?

7.) * number six was a repeat of number four in my opinion so I skipped it. Did you build the tension up so it is as high as it can be at the end of your story?

8.) * eight is a lot like 5 but Janice does ask if you have the plot threads tied up before the romance is settled?

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