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Capturing and Keeping Readers' Interests
Are you trying to figure out what will make your story pop for your readers? Having trouble figuring out the exact formula to make a good or decent story spectacular to your particular audience? Bram Stoker-nominated author Janice Gable Bashman weighs in with some advice in her article inspired by a New York Times bestselling author. In “Capturing Reader’s Interest: An Interview with J.T. Ellison,” Bashman tells us more about what kind of magic readers are looking for.
(Unless otherwise indicated, all quotes in this blog are from Janice Gable Bashman’s article as featured in the 2015 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market. See reference citation below.)
“A sharp, strong voice, an engaging style, and starting the action and story immediately are what it takes. Kick-start your story, set the tone, and assure your readers that you aren’t going to waste their time making them wonder what this book is going to be about.” As Bashman quotes Ellis
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Seven Key Concepts In Writing
In the Writer’s Digest book Guide to Good Writing (1994) , author Gary Provost’s 1984 article provides what he calls the “seven beacons of good writing.” They are as follows: Brevity, Clarity, Precision, Harmony, Humanity, Honesty, and Poetry.
(Unless indicated otherwise, every quote in this piece is from Gary Provost’s article as featured in the book. See reference below.)
BREVITY
“When you write and rewrite, don’t think about what you can put in. Think about what you can leave out. Editors want tight writing. They want every word to be doing some work.” Provost, page 266
“Don’t write, ‘Daniel proceeded to open his letters.’ Write, ‘Daniel opened his letters.’ Write ‘I think’ instead of ‘it is my opinion that.’ Also avoid ‘I would like to say (just say it) and ‘it has come to my attention.’ (Obviously it has come to your attenti
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Nightfall first chapters!
Hi, everyone!!
Here are the first two chapters of Nightfall if you missed them!


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Cool contest for anyone interested!
Nightfall Puzzle Event! 1070 Points Prize for NOW!
Hello, everyone!! It's my birthday today (you'll see my cake later!)! So, here's the "Nightfall" Feature Event!! 
  Around a month ago, I started collecting Deviations that have ANYTHING that reminds me of "Nightfall"! This includes characters, environments, creatures, etc! Don't take for granted whatever you'll see in here, the "Nightfall" designs are different but there are key elements that will also remind you of that! So! This is a puzzle event! Why is that? In here, today, I will reveal a SPECIAL character! The character I've based on myself! Don't look for me in here, though! I'm camouflaged! This means that this character is partly based on my physical appearance, my experiences, my personality and way of thinking! By learning this character, you'll also learn me! THIS character is the main theme of one of the greatest artworks I'm preparing for the first chapter's release which is a key part to the story! 
  So! Somewhere inside this feature, I've hidden a deviation that includes this character (it looks like this character!)! I've ALSO hidden a clue of where I've hidden this SPECIAL deviation! 

Here's the clue: Under the SPECIAL deviation, there's a deviation that depicts my favourite NATURAL ELEMENT (the 4 elements of nature)!

  Now the greatest (for you) part! The one who will manage to find that deviation will win the prize of 1070 Points ! So, good luck! You'll need it! If there are more than 100 participations and donations, I may increase the prize! If you want to donate for that, here's the link: akoukis.deviantart.com/?givepo… Donors will be thanked below!

Edit: 19th May ,12:18 am. The prize just became 200 Points!!!Edit2: 19th May ,12:22 am. The prize just became 500 Points!!!Edit3: 19th May ,12:27 am. The prize just became 520 Points!!!
Edit4: 19th May ,04:09 am. The prize just became 1040 Points!!!Edit5: 19th May ,05:04 pm. The prize just became 1050 Points!!!Edit6: 20th May ,04:30 pm. The prize just became 1070 Points!!!


Let's remember the rules to participate!!
Fire-orb Fave this journal!Rainbow-orb Make a new journal, poll, etc and share the link of this journal!! Comment back here with the link to your journal!Pink Orb The Event will last 3 days! (Deadline 21st May) After 3 days, I'll announce ther lucky winner! If there is one!Green-orb Only 2 guesses per person (no multiple accounts! Be fair!) Comment with your guesses! Use the thumb code!Ultrablue Orb First come, first serve! Which means that if two people find it, the one that commented first will win the 1070 Points !Blue-orb Don't ask me for any more clues!! The one above is all you got!
That's all! :) (Smile)    

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Hello, Everyone! 

So! To start with, I'm planning to do an art feature soon! ....What's the new about it?, you'll ask. ....What's the SPECIAL about it? ...Well, as you all...DON'T know...YET,... I like putting hidden messages within my writings and drawings (Especially within the "Otherworld Legacy" stuff)! Well, to spread the word of "Nightfall" in my own unique way, I will collect art of different people (even of some that have no idea about "Nightfall" at all) within a folder in my "Favourites" gallery (with the title "Nightfall-like feature". I've already started collecting as you can see! Maybe you already had an artwork of yours put in there!) that have something that reminds of "Nightfall"! Even if it's just a single rock! (NO! Kidding! There's nothing really special about a rock! Or there is?!) ....So, that way, I will let hidden messages in that feature to make your imagination and guess about the book contents run wild! Let's see your final thoughts and guesses! ;) (Wink)

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Now! What I want from you is to comment here with your personal favourite artworks from your gallery and from someone else's (no need to be a watcher! Neither of you! However, I hope you'll enjoy solving the DOUBLE puzzle ;) (Wink) in the feature and you'll watch me eventually! Tehe! *awkward moment*) If you are lucky (and destined! ;) (Wink) ), you might have accidentally added something in your artwork that reminds me of something in my book, and thus, it will be selected to be featured! Good luck! :D (Big Grin) Give it your best shot! (Link to your entire gallery if you feel you are not lucky enough! :P (Lick) )

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P.S.: .........................There will be a hidden clue within the feature about the character that is based on me!...........................THIS character is the main theme of one of the greatest artworks I'm preparing for the first chapter's release which is a key part to the story!......................As for the clue! Somewhere in the feature, UNDER the SPECIAL deviation, there will be something off-topic (you won't know what it is! It won't be obvious, trust me! ;) (Wink) )! There will be a deviation containing my FAVOURITE natural ELEMENT! (YES, it IS based on that character and, YES, I DO mean the four elements of nature! :D (Big Grin) ).....................Now the greatest (for you) part! The one who will manage to find that deviation '''''''''''' *drums intro* '''''''''''' will win 100 Points ! So, good luck! You'll need it! :P (Lick) 

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P.S. 2: You already read a secret clue about this character above which I know you didn't notice, and you won't, until you read chapter 1! ;) (Wink) 

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Good luck with your selection and the Points prize! 

Enjoy your journey to the unknown! 
A.Koukis

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Share this journal and post a link to to yours for a chance to win 50 Points ! (I'll give you a number and I'll use the Random Number Generator to pick a winner!) Good luck! :D (Big Grin)
Thank you, everyone, for all the llama badges! I really appreciate it!
Hello, Everyone! 

So! To start with, I'm planning to do an art feature soon! ....What's the new about it?, you'll ask. ....What's the SPECIAL about it? ...Well, as you all...DON'T know...YET,... I like putting hidden messages within my writings and drawings (Especially within the "Otherworld Legacy" stuff)! Well, to spread the word of "Nightfall" in my own unique way, I will collect art of different people (even of some that have no idea about "Nightfall" at all) within a folder in my "Favourites" gallery (with the title "Nightfall-like feature". I've already started collecting as you can see! Maybe you already had an artwork of yours put in there!) that have something that reminds of "Nightfall"! Even if it's just a single rock! (NO! Kidding! There's nothing really special about a rock! Or there is?!) ....So, that way, I will let hidden messages in that feature to make your imagination and guess about the book contents run wild! Let's see your final thoughts and guesses! ;) (Wink)

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Now! What I want from you is to comment here with your personal favourite artworks from your gallery and from someone else's (no need to be a watcher! Neither of you! However, I hope you'll enjoy solving the DOUBLE puzzle ;) (Wink) in the feature and you'll watch me eventually! Tehe! *awkward moment*) If you are lucky (and destined! ;) (Wink) ), you might have accidentally added something in your artwork that reminds me of something in my book, and thus, it will be selected to be featured! Good luck! :D (Big Grin) Give it your best shot! (Link to your entire gallery if you feel you are not lucky enough! :P (Lick) )

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P.S.: .........................There will be a hidden clue within the feature about the character that is based on me!...........................THIS character is the main theme of one of the greatest artworks I'm preparing for the first chapter's release which is a key part to the story!......................As for the clue! Somewhere in the feature, UNDER the SPECIAL deviation, there will be something off-topic (you won't know what it is! It won't be obvious, trust me! ;) (Wink) )! There will be a deviation containing my FAVOURITE natural ELEMENT! (YES, it IS based on that character and, YES, I DO mean the four elements of nature! :D (Big Grin) ).....................Now the greatest (for you) part! The one who will manage to find that deviation '''''''''''' *drums intro* '''''''''''' will win 100 Points ! So, good luck! You'll need it! :P (Lick) 

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P.S. 2: You already read a secret clue about this character above which I know you didn't notice, and you won't, until you read chapter 1! ;) (Wink) 

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Good luck with your selection and the Points prize! 

Enjoy your journey to the unknown! 
A.Koukis

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Share this journal and post a link to to yours for a chance to win 50 Points ! (I'll give you a number and I'll use the Random Number Generator to pick a winner!) Good luck! :D (Big Grin)

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Jenna Lynn
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a budding Christian artist in the fields of photography, drawing, and writing. I have been doing all three for several years now, and I figured it was time to be able to share my work to help inspire others to do the same.
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GregoBravista Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
Hi, can you give me points?
I know this message can be super annoying, but I am willing to exchange points for favs / comments. (If you want of course). Since I fervently believe that something is not received if something is not given. If you have any suggestions, let me know.
Of course, I apologize if this message has bothered you.
I apologize and retire.
Have a nice day.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving my Golden Gate picture!
I have posted a tutorial for this picture on Patreon.
Visit my Patreon page to see my tutorials and early comic releases!

www.patreon.com/chateaugrief

Golden Gate by chateaugrief
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you so much for the support!! I really appreciate it!! Now you get a Forever Feature on my profile and a "thank you" credit in my books!
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TaimaTala Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the fav x3
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refield Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for considering Father and That's worthy of adding to your collection of favorites, may His Providence direct your eye.
Please consider helping me go pro by visiting my WordPress!
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RSeer Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
My thanks for the recent fav. Visit anytime. :-)
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JeFr316 Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. Thanks!
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Xanderleonart Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Thanks a lot for like my stuff ! :FeelingFree: 
Have nice day ! :countsheeps: 
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JeFr316 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! You too!
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