Monday, November 16, 2009

Got Topic?

What topic would you like to see covered on Forensics & Faith?

If you've been with this community for awhile, you know you're likely to see posts on:

~ the craft of fiction writing
~ the life of a writer
~ industry news
~ marketing
~ new novels, especially suspense


~ an occasional guest post from someone in the industry
~ occasional posts on the Christian journey

Do you have suggestions for topics within those general categories? Do you know someone who could write a guest post on a particular subject? Or perhaps want to suggest something new? Let's hear it!


Lynetta said...

How about how to incorporate deep spiritual truths into a suspenseful story? What are some do's and don'ts?

Sylvia Bambola said...

Marketing is always an important subject for most writers and the one we least like. I'd like to hear your pointers.

Liberty Speidel said...

Maybe how to really *wow* an agent?
How to know when your manuscript is ready to be sent out?
Your opinions on what the future of publishing is going to look like.

Daniel Smith said...

I'm currently struggling with setting up the climax for my WIP. How do I split up the different pieces/scenes into chapters? (i.e. Journey to the Confrontation, Capture, Monologue, Twist, Confrontation, Real Ending, etc.) What's the best order, expected length, tips for writing and organizing it, etc.

In short, I have my strategy and tactics in place but would like help with the endgame.

I also like Lynetta's post: Tips for incorporating a theme. Foreshadowing, etc. Particularly, how to do it without coming off as preachy.

Karen Barnett said...

You may have done this before, but I'd love to read about your early days as a writer: your first manuscripts, your first conference, your first meeting with an agent/publisher, etc. I'd love to know how you got started.

Anonymous said...

I like Lynetta's idea. That one would be very interesting to me personally.

However, and I'm sorry if you've already done something on this, I haven't been around that long and I haven't read all of your archives (yet). I'd be interested in seeing your process for writing the first couple of pages of a novel. What are you looking to incorporate into it? How can you get the reader to bite the hook and stick with the rest of the book? I realize that everyone has different ways to go about this, but I'd love to see how you do it. Sometimes the way one person does it, while not always being completely something another could use, can often help others in some way or another. Anyway, that's my two cents. But I'd bet I'll enjoy reading anything you put out.


~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Thanks so much for the suggestions. I really appreciate them.

Karen--look under the archives for "How I Got Here." It's the long story of my journey to publication.

Robert Parrish said...

Brandilyn: Yours is the one writer's blog I read faithfully. So glad you keep us all informed!

I'd prefer you continue blogging about (a) the craft of writing, (b) marketing, (c) the life of a writer.

Many, many thanks for your contribution to my own career.

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Robert, thank you for your very kind words. :]

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