I realize that the story I write is not just about a compelling plot.
The plot, of course, is the steely-spine of the entire structure. Get a weak spine, I can be pretty much sure my story just can’t hold itself on its feet.
Having accepted that, I realize there’s a whole lot that needs to get weaved around the spine to make it attractive and inviting.
The title, for instance. Among other things.
I learned that the title is like the headline of an advertising campaign. It encapsulates the essence of the plot in two, three words. I understood that it’s the very face of the novel. So, giving it the due attention it deserves and making it unique helps. Big time.
READER REVIEW: THE ASTRAL SURGE