4 – The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein – Writing an Amazing Midpoint

Done poorly, midpoints can bog down your story with annoying slowness. That’s not the case in today’s novel, which showcases one possible solution to avoiding the dreaded soggy middle.

Listen here.

Shownotes:

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein (affiliate link – using it will give me a tiny bit of money, at no extra cost to you)

Episode 3 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling – Creating Suspense Using Question Arcs

Harry Potter is successful (amoung many other reasons) for Rowling’s fantastic use of suspense and mystery. Today, I analyse how you can use question arcs to create suspense in your own writing, and how suspense destroys ‘soggy middle syndrome.’

http://novelanalyst.libsyn.com/harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince-by-j-k-rowling-creating-suspense-using-question-arcs

Links:

Ian Irvine – 41 ways to create and heighten suspense: http://www.ian-irvine.com/on-writing/41-ways-to-create-and-heighten-suspense/