How to ask the right questions

Jean gives a link to a great post by Joel Friedman.
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As a writer, I’m discovering more and more the importance of asking the right questions.

The questions are how we find good ideas for our writing. Questions make us work to think of answers.

I’m always on the lookout for more ways I can improve as a writer. Ways I can find incorporate good ideas in my writing.

On Wednesday, I gave you a link to a question that might spark the old brain cells. Robin Oliver suggested you ask the question “I am often asked…”

Then I read Jane Friedman‘s post. The lights flickered and I heard bells ringing as I realized just how many questions needed to be asked.

The Big Reason Why Agents and Editors Often Stop Reading 

Not just one to get started, but question after question throughout a story is what keeps the reader turning the pages.


Everyone knows the standards, – What if? –…

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2 thoughts on “How to ask the right questions

  1. When I told my brother that Promise of Mercy involved Liam’s (the hero of Price of Vengeance) identical triplet daughters, his response was: “Why would you do that to the poor guy?” (Note: he has two teenage daughters of his own.)

    Well, that got me thinking about some great backstory. 😈

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