Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Good Lookin' by T.L. Bequette @BequetteTl @RABTBookTours

Mystery, Legal Thriller

Date Published: May 24, 2021

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

From the gang-ravaged streets of inner-city Oakland to the rolling hills of Berkeley, California, attorney Joe Turner defends the most hardened criminals. Confronted with an unlikely murderer in a modern-day whodunnit, Turner's latest case seems impossible to unravel. At its heart is a decade-old murder and a tangled web of family, loyalty, and devotion that has the trial hanging in the balance. Viewed through the prism of the unique bond of twins, Good Lookin' asks how far each of us will go to protect the ones we love.

Ten Tips to Becoming a Better Writer by T.L. Bequette

  1. KNOW YOURSELF. In developing depth in your characters, self-examination is important. The person on the earth you know most intimately is yourself. Think about your opinions and their origin, desires, motivations, and idiosyncrasies. This will allow you to create characters with all the intricacies of a real person.

  2. FORGET THE RULES, SOMETIMES. Don’t let rules about sentence fragments and the passive voice get in the way. As an example, “The wood was chopped, the chickens fed, and the tractors, stowed for the night.” Since the point is the tidiness of the farm and not who tidied it up, passive voice is fine.

  3. OUTLINE. Assuming your time for writing is not unlimited, you don’t want to sit down and spend twenty minutes remembering where you are in your story and what comes next. Even for those who think it inhibits creativity, just the loosest of organization will save time.

  4. PUT YOUR PROTAGONIST IN HARMS WAY WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Assuming you’ve creative a protagonist that the reader cares about, put them on the brink of a calamity at every turn. No one wants to read about their boring daily routines.

  5. LAYER YOUR CHARACTERS. Real people aren’t one-dimensional. Think about how many times they surprise you with an opinion or trait. Your characters should do the same.

  6. READ YOUR DIALOGUE ALOUD. Put yourself in the head of the speaker and listen to yourself. If it doesn’t sound like them, rewrite it.

  7. VARY YOUR PACE. Meter matters. Experiment with short staccato sentences to build tension and long and languid prose for artful descriptions. Don’t stray from your voice but keep an open mind.

  8. GET THE REAL-WORLD DETAILS RIGHT. If someone is walking from the Museum of Natural History in New York across Central Park to 5th Avenue, know how much time that should take.

  9. PAY ATTENTION TO THE PROSE YOU LOVE TO READ. If you find yourself lost in a book and loving it, ask yourself why. Take notes on what makes the writing successful.

  10. RESEARCH. Readers appreciate learning something as they read. If you’re writing what you already know, don’t take that knowledge for granted. If it’s a new area for you, hit the internet. 

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bn100 said...

helpful tips

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