Awesome Endings

Written by Lea Schizas

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Does this affect your plot downrepparttar line? In certain circumstances, yes. For example:

Bruce is a studious clean-cut senior high school student. He’s portrayed asrepparttar 134965 ‘geek’ for most ofrepparttar 134966 story, not a main character at all. Thenrepparttar 134967 writer decides to spruce things up and throws a dare at Bruce. Bruce accepts. He takes his friend’s ID and goes to a ‘Rave’. Big mistake, but a twist forrepparttar 134968 reader. The ‘Rave’ is raided, Bruce ends up in jail because his friend is wanted byrepparttar 134969 police and he’s holdingrepparttar 134970 fake id. He escapes and now tries to clear his name that somehow has crept intorepparttar 134971 police files. A sedate YA high school book has now turned into a suspense novel all because of a character reversal.

When writing up your character(s) sketch, try to include opposite reactions, as well. By doing this, you can easily plot foreshadowing more convincingly ahead ofrepparttar 134972 game.

Remember that fiction is often, if not allrepparttar 134973 time, crafted out of real people, real situations or real events. So think of a ‘real’ person and envision his reaction to several possible finales to a ‘dilemma’. Then start craftingrepparttar 134974 ending with one of these ‘reactions’ while dropping subtle hints to a totally different ending than what your reader is expecting. Try to use this character reversal for a completely out of this world ‘awesome ending.’

Make sure your story propels forward, making your reader want to turnrepparttar 134975 page. Bungee jump them out of a plane into a secret path that will drive them torepparttar 134976 finish line.

Editor in Chief and co-founder of two Writer's Digest 101 Best Writing Sites of 2005-Apollo's Lyre, and The MuseItUp Club, and author of THE ROCK OF REALM, a YA fantasy book,

Top Ten Great Headline Ideas

Written by Judy Cullins

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6. Keep it simple. Some headlines go on and on to include many problems and benefits. Stick to a one line forrepparttar best results.

7. Include one top benefit. The top headline of your Web or email sales letter should taut your number one benefit of your product or service. Showrepparttar 134911 big result and wow your readers. They are looking for answers.

8. Build curiosity/suspense. Would this attract you? "Overcome Writers' Block with Snake Dancing?" Sometimesrepparttar 134912 improbable can hook your readers attention, and that's what you want.

9. Must be "you" centered.

Instead of saying "I can do this for you" write it "You will get this benefit when you..." Check out your home page. Does it need a lift? If it has a lot about you, your mission, and your bio, you have missedrepparttar 134913 mark.

10. Think before you write your headlines. Leaverepparttar 134914 lackluster ones behind. To announce his seminars, one client put "Upcoming Seminars" inrepparttar 134915 email subject line. Who cares? Entice your market to act by making a specific, benefit-driven headline.

To prepare for great headlines, start with a list of great benefits. Before you post, check with associates for their reactions. They are a sample ofrepparttar 134916 groups and individuals you want to attract.

Judy Cullins, book and Internet Marketing Coach works with people to build their credibility and clients, and make a consistent life-long income. Author "Write your eBook Fast" and "How to Market your Business on the Internet," get her 2 free monthly ezines, The Book Coach Says...and Business Tip of the Month at and over 170 free articles.

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