Storytelling 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. To read the rest of Mark’s blog, and to comment for a chance to win please click here. Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors.