Sunday, November 23, 2008
On Thursday morning, I was working on the macro edits, when suddenly the power went out. Black screen. No electricity! It was not restored until 5 o'clock. I thought I had lost all the edits I had worked on. But on Saturday morning, when I opened the file everything was there. Whew!
Writing tip from macro experience:
Use Google maps to figure out distances between locations in your story. Your readers will want to know how far the manor house is from the village on the Devon coast of England. They will want to know how long it would take for your heroine to travel by coach from London to Bristol, for example. Time is important. Distance is also important.
Use words that express the passing of time when transitioning from one chapter to another, or from one scene to another.
The next day...
The following morning...
Posted by Rita Gerlach at 9:25 AM