By Jennifer Chase @jchasenovelist
You probably have seen an episode of Law and Order: SVU
or Criminal Minds
during which the police psychologist explains a brain scan of an accused criminal to a packed courtroom. It makes for great television, but does this premise reflect real science? The answer appears to be yes. With that affirmation comes perhaps the more difficult question – what do we do with that information?Research published over the last several years
Every author has a story to tell. Every author has a burning
desire to tell it. Not every author tells the story very well. The author
could, I’m sure. But in the frantic, fast-paced, hectic, and frenzied world of
indie publishing, authors are far too eager to see their well-chosen words
birthed alive and well on a Kindle somewhere.
Too often, they collect assorted words and assemble them in
no particular order. They create sentences, then paragraphs, and finally
chapters. They tack three hundred pages together, more or less.