6 thoughts on “Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once #amwriting

  1. I love this, it resonates with my husband’s writing to a Tee.

    Though finding the line between revealing too much and too little can be difficult for him-especially when he’s plotted a series that spans over seven books.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. I have things which seem odd in book one but will not make sense until the end of book 3…long wait 😉 On the other hand I recently had great feedback from a beta reader on another point I was giving away too early- now fixed…very fine line 🙂

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  2. Probably especially true today. A friend (a professional writer since 1972) was writing a novel recently, and he said that the Big Secret in any book is going to be shared around on the web the minute the book gets popular. So, you have to build in a variety of smaller reveals throughout as well.

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    1. I aspire to write a book interesting enough to worry about people giving its secrets away on the internet 😉 You are right though. In the past you only had to worry about your friends blabbing the juicy plot points, now they are everywhere. GoT is a nightmare, I’ve seen some spoilers in article titles!


  3. This is true not only of art, but of life in general. I can’t stand people or artistic works that try to beat you over the head with what they want you to get out of them. Let people get things gradually through a process of osmosis.

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