Today please enjoy the first in our series Best of the Best. We’re counting down our most popular blog posts of all time. Last November, Patrick Hester provided some great advice on crafting a page turner. Take a look and see howPatrick keeps his readers engaged.
Gabrielle Brown, Managing Editor
How to Craft the Ultimate Page Turner
By: Patrick Hester
Hi there! My name is Patrick Hester. I’m a PPW member, have taught at Write Brains and PPWC, and volunteer as a board member for Pikes Peak Writers. I’m also an author, leaning toward science fiction and fantasy, though I have dabbled in all sorts of fiction. I have a critique partner named JT Evans. You might know him as both a contributor to this blog, and as President of Pikes Peak Writers. One of the kind things he and others have said to me numerous times is how well I do scene and chapter breaks. That means a lot to me, because I work hard on them. I want my readers to turn the page and keep reading, not take a break.
The secret to doing that well? The answer might surprise you.
Two of my favorite things: comic books and Classic Doctor Who.