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Saturday, December 11, 2010

VBT - Writers On The Move

Monday, December 6, 2010
How to Find Your Writing Rhythm with Marsha Casper Cook

Writing Rhythm is what I perceive to be my own writing style. Over the years, I have realized that when writing a poem, a novel, or a screenplay my voice is what I feel in my heart. When I write I try to be honest with my feeling and never try to write like anyone else.

There are some days when I write something I really don’t like but I usually don’t discover that until the next day. I then ask myself what was I thinking when I wrote that. There is usually no answer to that question, so I go on and hope that my story will come to me. Usually my stories come to me in small segments. I am happy about that because it takes time to know your characters so you can develop them and maintain the rhythm of a smooth sorry that flows naturally.

Most of the time when I can’t seem to figure out where my story is going I close my eyes and place myself into the situation that my character is in. My characters are not me they are just coming from thoughts and ideas that I may have on the subject good or bad.

When I write I try to be flexible and go with the flow. I always hope that my characters come to life and they usually do. When I speak about writing, I tell stories about how I sometimes write a letter as the character and try to understand the problems my character may or may not have. If they have no problems, they are not real. They also have to have a past to get to where they are at the time I am writing about them. When I’m finished and happy with the storyline I always hope that the next day when I re - read it again and again I will be happy with what I have written. If not, I re- thinks my thoughts and makes changes or start again. If at the end of the day I don’t like my storyline and I don’t think the reader will I begin again and inevitably it does become better with a better flow and a realistic rhythm.


NOON CST - 1 PM EST - What is a Book tour and why do you need one? A book tour is one of the best tools for selling your books. Virginia Grenier will be discussing how a book tour works and why you need one. Facebook is a great way to make connections but can it help sell your book? These are some of the questions that we will be answering on this week’s show A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY.

Listen in while you have lunch. This is a weekly show every Tuesday at 12 Noon CST that you won't want to miss. Virginia Grenier will be joining Marsha Cook as well as Denise Spooner for a lively discussion on writing. Book tours and how important marketing your books really is. This show is informative and entertaining. The great discussions that come from a show like this are the conversations that can make a difference. Callers are always welcome and the chat room is always open with help from Denise Spooner. Please call in 646- 595-4478- phone calls are encouraged.