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Making your Voice Resonate with Readers By Romy Sommer

“Unfortunately the voice didn’t resonate with me.” My heart sank as I stared at the screen. This was the third agent rejection my precious book had received, and I’ll admit this one really stung. I could live with “love triangles don’t sell” or “the market for movie star heroes is already over-saturated.” But this was …
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Demystifying Narrative Structure by Romy Sommer

Narrative structure… those words sound terribly intimidating, don’t they? But before you go running for the hills, let me demystify the subject a little for you. Narrative structure isn’t about plotting the life out of your novel, nor is it about following a formula. What it is about is understanding how stories are built. Stories …
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How to craft a story that will take the reader on an emotional ride by Romy Sommer

Reading is a unique activity. No other form of entertainment (with the possible exception of virtual reality, which is still beyond the budget of most of us) enables us to so completely immerse ourselves in the action. Movies and TV shows can give us a great thrill ride, but they cannot let us become the …