Writing News: An Introduction

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I have been writing fiction for as long as I can remember. In high school I completed a screenplay and a novel. I’m sure it was fiction genius. It’s a shame I can’t find it today!

Not really.

The funny thing about writing (or anything creative) is that it can be natural but it’s also learned. While the plotting of my novels comes almost unbidden – the stories and characters floating through my mind working themsevles out – the craft must be learned. Twists and turns pop in my head without much thought. I often run an idea by my husband that I’m excited about and he probably just thinks I’m crazy 🙂

But ideas aren’t enough. They still have to be written down. And in proper format. With dialogue and beats and description and writing to make the senses real.

And I have to do research. I can’t possibly put an FBI Special Agent in my novel if I have no idea what that is or what he/she does on a regular basis.

So where does that leave me?

Still working on the same novel I’ve been working on for a while.

The title: Repay No Evil

The genre: Christian Fiction Mystery/Suspense

Fortunately for me this isn’t an endeavor I haven’t done before. I have completed 3 other novels but this will be my first real attempt at completing, revising and then submitting a novel. So much work to do.

Would you like to help?

I would LOVE some help! I need readers. If you love mystery/suspense I’d love your feedback and if you love it your push to keep going. I’m not asking you to be grammar specialists but feel free to point out mistakes (unless of course there’s aren’t any – kidding, of course).

Think you can handle it? Please e-mail me: dorinda113@gmail.com

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24

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