Guest Blogger: Marty Coleman, The Napkin Dad
Have you ever been on a movie set? If you have, you know how fake the whole thing is. Beautiful buildings, looking solid in marble and brick, are in fact wood facades with painted-on brick and marble. Luscious landscaping with exotic plants— plastic and fake. Actresses in ornate costumes turn out to have old t-shirts and shorts on underneath, not the sexy lingerie the outer garment suggests.
And so it is with writing. All the stylistic hoops you jump through won’t be of value unless there is a real story underneath… something of substance that’s worth the reader spending their time and paying attention.
Substance first, then style. All the style in the world won’t overcome emptiness.
Cartoon courtesy of “The Napkin Dad”
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