Episode 62: YA Paranormal Adventure Critique

Episode Description

In episode 62, Leslie and Alyssa critique the opening of Jenn Hale and Holly Mora’s Forged, a young adult paranormal adventure. They discuss beginning hooks, flashbacks, similes, repetitive structure, and echoes.


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Show Notes

Flashbacks are sometimes necessary because telling a story in chronological order is not always the best choice. They are similar to actual scenes that take place during the time frame of the story itself; they allow you to show instead of telling the reader about an important event. Similarly, the scene-setting of a flash forward can deliver emotional content more effectively than a sentence or two that simply tells the reader that the dying woman thought about her children growing up without her and felt sad.
— Bridget McNulty

To learn more about Jennifer Hale and Holly Mora, check out their website.

Here is a helpful post about flashbacks from Now Novel's Bridget McNulty.

To find out more about working with Alyssa on your next manuscript, check out her website.


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