Adding Details To Story

Adding details from real time events can heighten the tension in a story. The featured article today is from an author who lived through a scary situation and incorporated that into her novel.

Remember the wildfires of Texas during 2011? I lived through them as did many of my friends. When the fires came within two miles of my home, I had to evacuate. Later, after fire lanes were dug and officials cleared everyone in my neighborhood to return home; I carried important belongings with me for weeks in the trunk of my car. I knew firsthand the scary feeling of scanning the horizon daily for the yellowish-gray smoke of new wildfires…and they popped up constantly. The drought and record heat were awful. I had completed the first book in my Running Forward Series and was strongly led to include the fires in my second book, River Town. Click here to learn more.



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I write stories of His Story Through The Ages that offer tales of hope and redemption.

Posted on June 30, 2014, in Research, Writing Tips. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Adding Details To Story.

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