Creative writing is like dealing in magic. We create something from nothing with the flick of our wrist and nimble fingers. As writers, our greatest achievement is to create moments that take our audience’s breath away.
Just like in magic, there are tricks to learn. Techniques to be practiced and mastered. Like a magician, we create illusion. We conjure up plots that thrill. Our characters come alive, our settings flourish on our pages. Our hero’s struggles cause anguish and our heroine’s triumphs bring joy. Oh, what magic comes off our pages!
Writers are artists. We strive to both entertain and amaze. The more tricks we learn, the more memorable our illusions will become. We can never stop learning our craft.
Our Search for Writing Tricks
John and I have spent years seeking to learn the tricks and techniques needed to write a Great Novel. We read books, went to seminars and searched the internet. As we discovered new techniques we wrote them down. We then sought for places in John’s books to use the ideas. We were not satisfied to simply write a good book. Our goal has always been to write a novel that piqued our reader’s imagination. Something original. A fantastic read. A bestseller.
We were determined we would not stop until his novels were great. It has taken longer than we ever imagined, but we have kept writing, kept revising and kept learning.
We started our website, writingagreatbook.com, because we realized a lot of you also have the same dream. We hoped to save you the time and frustration we went through learning the techniques of writing a Great Book. We are offering you some shortcuts to learning the tricks which will wow your audience.
Some of you are new to writing. You have a novel rumbling around in your head. Some of you tried to write years ago. Started your book, then gave up. Now is the time to pick it up again.
We hope the exercises found in ‘Writing a Great Book’ will inspire you. Use our tips, tricks and techniques to elevate your writing to new heights. See our writer’s tips. Let us help you prepare your manuscript for publication.
Magic is not really magic. Magicians simply know how to perform tricks that make the illusion work. To write a great novel or captivating article, you must learn how to make the illusion seem real. How to make magic with words.
Learning the tricks of writing has helped John and I stretch our imaginations, and increase our creativity. I always get excited to discover a new trick. John gets excited when he realizes he can use the technique in one of his novels.
We hope you will feel the same excitement.
We have discovered hundreds of tricks and are certain we have not learned them all. We are sharing with you the magic we have found. We hope you will put it to good use. See writer’s tools for FREE tools you may find helpful.
Please use the forum to tell us what you think, to ask questions or make suggestions, talk to other writers, share your journey. We really would like to hear from you.
John & Patty