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Keep on Reading

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What glues you to a story start to finish?

What hooks do you use to capture your readers?

 

What glues me to a novel? If I  care about the characters and I want to know what happens to them. What turns me off? Contrived plots, romances where the hero and heroine could solve all their problems if they only spoke to each other. That is the biggest turn off going for me.

I am not a Christian, but one thing I’ve noticed about Christian romances (I’ve reviewed a couple) is that the basic conflict often centers around a crisis of faith on the part of either the hero or heroine. Now that is a plot I can wrap my mind around, and a conflict that will keep me reading.

What do I use to keep my readers reading? Characters I and they care about, and conflicts based on fundamental differences that eventually get resolved.

Want to know what they are? Check out my author page on MuseItUp Publishing

Beverley Bateman http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
Diane Bator http://dbator.blogspot.ca/q
Ginger Simpson http://www.cowboykisses.blogspot.com/
Skye Taylor  http://www.skye-writer.com/
Marci Baun  http://www.marcibaun.com/
Margaret Fieland http://www.margaretfieland.com/blog1/
Helena Fairfax  http://helenafairfax.com/
Anne Stenhouse  http://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com/
Fiona McGier http://www.fionamcgier.com/
Connie Vines http://connievines.blogspot.com/
Rachael Kosnski http://rachaelkosinski.weebly.com/
Victoria Chatham http://victoriachatham.webs.com/
Lynn Crain  http://www.awriterinvienna.blogspot.com
Rhobin Courtright http://www.rhobinleecourtright.com/

Beverley Bateman http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
Diane Bator http://dbator.blogspot.ca/q
Ginger Simpson http://www.cowboykisses.blogspot.com/
Skye Taylor  http://www.skye-writer.com/
Marci Baun  http://www.marcibaun.com/
Margaret Fieland http://www.margaretfieland.com/blog1/
Helena Fairfax  http://helenafairfax.com/
Anne Stenhouse  http://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com/
Fiona McGier http://www.fionamcgier.com/
Connie Vines http://connievines.blogspot.com/
Rachael Kosnski http://rachaelkosinski.weebly.com/
Victoria Chatham http://victoriachatham.webs.com/
Lynn Crain  http://www.awriterinvienna.blogspot.com
Rhobin Courtright http://www.rhobinleecourtright.com/