Story Stakes: Your #1 Writing Skills Strategy to Transform Readers into Raving Fans & Keep Them Turning the Pages of Your Screenplay or Novel H.R. DCosta

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Story Stakes: Your #1 Writing Skills Strategy to Transform Readers into Raving Fans & Keep Them Turning the Pages of Your Screenplay or Novel by H.R. DCosta
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Keep Readers Turning the Pages of Your Screenplay or Novel. Transform Them into Raving Fans of Your Story. Achieve Your Writing Dreams.How do you keep readers turning the pages of your screenplay or novel? At first, you might focus your writingMore Keep Readers Turning the Pages of Your Screenplay or Novel. Transform Them into Raving Fans of Your Story. Achieve Your Writing Dreams.How do you keep readers turning the pages of your screenplay or novel?

At first, you might focus your writing skills on making them like, or feel sorry for, your hero or heroine. Or maybe you think that your super-cool premise will keep readers engaged till the very end.Thats a mistake.Sure, readers are going to be interested in characters they care about. And, initially, they might get hooked by a cool premise. These things are important. BUT, theyll only take you so far, because readers need something more: stakes.Readers need to wonder if your hero will succeed or fail at his goal. Then, theyre going to be worried about him.

Then, theyre going to be under tension. And the ONLY way to relieve that tension is to keep on turning the pages of your screenplay or novel till they reach the end. To put it another way, a cool character or concept may get your readers in the door, but stakes are why they stay for supper.Thats not all. If youve done your job right, if youve utilized the power of stakes to give readers an intense emotional experience, when theyre done with your story, they wont quickly forget about it and reach for another spec script or novel in their TBR pile.Nope.Theyll call everyone they know and rave about your work.

Thats how you get onto Hollywoods radar and eventually make the big spec sale. Thats how you get the word-of-mouth recommendations that propel a novel to the top of the bestseller lists. Its how you finally achieve your writing dreams through your creativity.With this writing skills guide, youll learn how to use stakes so your screenplay or novel will stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Specifically, youll learn about:11 Types of Story Stakes Which Increase Tension and Reader EngagementSome of them you already know. A few will be new. At the very least, you’ll have a convenient list to check the next time you need a new reason for your hero to save the day or trick your leading lady.

Plus, we’ll cover best practices. That way, you’ll get the most mileage out of the stakes you choose to include in your story.8 Modulating Factors Which Affect the Emotional Impact of the StakesThink of modulating factors like the knobs on your stereo system or the buttons on your mp3 player. They can either turn up the emotional “volume,” or...they can mute it. Oftentimes, modulating factors are the secret to wringing out that extra drop of emotion which will give your story an advantage over others in its genre.The Story Stake MatrixThis is where we put everything together. It’s a tool which will show you:how to use stakes to craft a premise with more commercial appealhow to raise the stakes (even when they’re already high)how to avoid an anticlimactic endingLet’s focus on that second benefit for a minute.Several writing guides will tell you that to keep readers interested, you’ve got apply your creativity and raise the stakes.

But, these books are frustratingly vague on how to accomplish this. This book is not vague. This book will give you specific strategies you can use right away to make high stakes feel even higher.



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