Yesterday, I put in 2,046 words. I am now working on the second half of my goal. Today was a busy day where I live. We had our Fall Festival sponsored by the Social Committee which I am a part of. I volunteered for five hours helping out. It was a great day and the weather was perfect, sunny and cool. I got plenty of fresh air. For some who are wondering how I fit all these volunteer works into my schedule, the answer is simple. I make time on things I enjoy. I cannot possibly write all day. I get headache looking at that screen for too long a time. I have to take a break. Then I sit down and pay full attention at my writing. I think I’m a better writer doing it that way.
The tip for today is:
- Watch the chronology. Information about a character and the dates of the events are very important. Watch the age of the characters as the story moves along. You don’t want to be caught by the readers of this mistake. If there are major historic events incorporated in the story, make sure the dates are accurate and your story events parallel them. I check and double check them to make sure they are right. This is especially important if you are writing historical novels.
My book recommendation for today is Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Talking of chronology, this book chronicled the life of five families through the world events from the WWI, the Russian Revolution and the struggle of the suffragettes to gain women’s right to vote.