I have actually understood Literary Agent/author Eric Smith as an editor and pal for about a decade now; I even wrote an evaluation of his latest novel, the delightful Do Not Check Out the Remarks, right here on BoingBoing
Sadly, Smith just recently had to put down his cherished corgi, Augie, after five and a half sweet years together. And while losing a dog is constantly hard, Smith penned a gorgeous tribute to his short-legged buddy– in the type of writing suggestions. It begins thus:
When it pertains to crafting the best story, recommendations tends to be relatively subjective. What might work for some authors, will not always work for others.
But these particular guidelines … they worked for me.
First and foremost, at the very start of your story, you want to make the introduction of your character unforgettable. After-all, the beginning sets the tone for the entire story. Readers are going to keep in mind two major things when they leave. The beginning and the end. And we’ll review this concept later on.
Essentially, you should discover a way to surprise us.
Yes, that video belongs to it. So you get the idea. It continues like that, all the method through the end of the storytelling process. The outcome is not only a clear and succinct collection of excellent advice for great storytelling, but also an absolutely tear-jerking homage to who was plainly a very sweet pup who lived a life full of love.
If you love pet dogs, or storytelling, or weeping, or any combination thereof, I suggest you read it. BYO Tissues.
A Guide To Composing The Perfect Story[Eric Smith]
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