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Mark Arsenault | It’s All About The Motivation

October 19, 2009

MARK ARSENAULTSHOOT THE MOONStorytelling is all about motivation. How do I motivate the reader to finish the book? A fast start helps. In my new novel, Loot the Moon, the reader joins a carjacking in progress on Page 1. A little danger grabs the attention, but to provide lasting motivation, the characters and their relationships must quickly shine.

Finding the motivation to write is similar. Nothing jump-starts my motivation like the danger of a deadline, but to tackle a large project I need more.

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