Make Your Novel a Page Turner

January 12, 2010  by  Elizabeth Sims
“techniques to make your  book one readers won’t be able to put down.”
  • PLOT FROM THE GUT.
  • THE “Heart-Clutching Moments” PLOTTING METHOD:
  • What are HCM?
    • Love at first sight…
    • A huge moral lapse…
    • Murder…
    • Death by other means…
    • A refusal of grace…
    • Nature gone wild…
    • Someone standing up to corruption…
    • A change of heart, for good or ill…
    • An act of depraved violence…
    • Betrayal…
    • Forgiveness…
    • A revelation…
    HCMs can be active, whole scenes:
    • A lifesaving attempt
    • A chase
    • A battle
    • A seduction
    • A caper
  • Make a list of Heart-Clutching Moments and put them on index cards in rough order. Then you can build an outline

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One comment.

  1. Thanks for the mention, B.E. Glad you find the article helpful.