In Media Res

by Blaze Ward

In Media Res. Latin for 'into the middle of things.'

Not every story has to start with a long, slow brain-dump of world-building to establish setting. Many modern readers will put the book down and walk away when you do that.

Instead, consider starting right in the middle of the action, working forwards as you slowly explain how things got here. Perhaps beginning so simply as somebody knocking on the door.

Drop your characters into the middle of things and run with it. Your stories will move faster and your readers will be drawn in, never to escape again.

We'll also talk about Character Backstories, World/Culture Backstories, Technology Backstories, and the Perils of Prequelitis.

This is a 201-level book, taking you from writing merely good novels to that place where you are turning a quarter of a million or more words into one long, engaging story that your fans just can’t put down.

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Be sure to read the entire Business For Breakfast books and see how it can help you improve your writing craft and up your publishing game.

Publisher: Knotted Road Press

About the Author

Blaze Ward writes science fiction in the Alexandria Station universe (Jessica Keller, The Science Officer,  The Story Road, etc.) as well as several other science fiction universes, such as Star Dragon, the Collective, and more. He also writes odd bits of high fantasy with swords and orcs. In addition, he is the Editor and Publisher of Boundary Shock Quarterly Magazine. You can find out more at his website, as well as Facebook, Goodreads, and other places.
Blaze's works are available as ebooks, paper, and audio, and can be found at a variety of online vendors. His newsletter comes out monthly, and you can also follow his blog on his website. He really enjoys interacting with fans, and looks forward to any and all questions—even ones about his books!
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