Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tuesday Museday gets stabbed in the back

Betrayal is a fascinating subject to write about, due to the fact that there are so many different ways people (and therefore characters) react to it. Including a surprise betrayal in your manuscript can be a brilliant plot point, but it is also a great opportunity to show your character's emotions. Betrayals can range in their degree of severity; they aren't always huge things.

This week, try including a betrayal of some kind in your MS. Put some thought into how each of your characters would choose to react, whether it's curl into a ball and retreat or lash out at others.

I have time this week to do a few query letter or Twitter pitch critiques, so if you'd like fresh eyes on yours, please let me know in the comments! #PitMad is this Thursday; if you want your Twitter pitch critiqued in time to use it for that, let me know!

9 comments:

  1. My entire manuscript is about betrayal. I'd love a twitter pitch critique. Thanks!

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    1. Send it to operationawesome6 at gmail with "Tuesday critique" in the subject line. If you want it in time for #PitMad let me know in the email. Thanks!

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  2. I, too, have a betrayal! Would love a look at my new query!

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  3. Great idea, will have to go over my MS. Would love a query critique!

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  4. Paula and Swati, you're in! Send your query letters in the body of an email to operationawesome6 at gmail.

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  5. My novel is also about betrayal, but between brothers. I'd love to get a query critique too! :)

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    1. Sure thing! Follow the instructions above.

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  6. Okay, that's the cutoff! No more!

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