Coming up with an idea for a romance or mystery or fantasy/action-adventure tale is easy. What’s hard is creating enough scenes, conflict, and what-have-you to fill the long, long, long, long, long, long, long plains of the middle of the story.MoreComing up with an idea for a romance or mystery or fantasy/action-adventure tale is easy. What’s hard is creating enough scenes, conflict, and what-have-you to fill the long, long, long, long, long, long, long plains of the middle of the story.DREAMING UP THE MIDDLE OF THE STORY by Beth Daniels is the third volume in the Fiction Writing Aids – Workshop In Book Form series.It offers ideas, suggestions, patterns, and other ways to know what is needed from the time characters step onto the written page to the point when they are ready to leave it behind.
Sometimes math is involved, but daydreaming and story logic is too.Based in part and expanded from one of the most popular of the online fiction writing workshops Daniels presented for Savvy Authors and various online chapters of Romance Writers of America, the content offers examples that adapt beyond romance into mystery, fantasy and all types of action-adventure tales. There is even an entire chapter that works out a plan for a book from start to finish to illustrate how the various methods of moving ahead can be incorporated. A self-professed Pantser (an organic writer who likes to be surprised at what happens next), Daniels suggestions that leave the enjoyment of the writing adventure in place while also covering elements that find fans among those who prefer plotting out an entire book before jumping into writing the story.Whether a writer is a Plotter or a Pantser, DREAMING UP THE MIDDLE OF THE STORY offers a myriad of ways to move forward in writing novella and novel length fiction.ABOUT THE AUTHORBeth Daniels began life as a novelist in 1990 with the publication of her first romantic-suspense story, written under the pseudonym Beth Henderson.
Since that time she has worked with editors at Harlequin, Berkley, Simon and Schuster’s Aladdin Paperbacks, Kensington/Zebra, and a number of other smaller publishing houses. She’s written fiction under a variety of pseudonyms and ventured into non-fiction in 2009 writing articles and books about the writing process, particularly the fiction writing process. She continues to spin fictional tales as Beth Henderson and J.B. Dane, switching from a background in romance (romantic-comedy, historical romantic adventure, romantic-suspense) to focus on mystery, urban fantasy and Steampunk (as Nied Darnell).Visit her at www.RomanceAndMystery2.com, www.Muse2Ms.com, www.WritingSteampunk.com or at www.2write2write2write.blogspot.com