Jennifer Bacia at Gold Coast Writers Meeting 5April

jennifer-bacia-2Jennifer Bacia was the guest speaker at the Gold Coast Writers meeting today. She was sharing her knowledge about what publishers are looking for, marketing tips and how to build suspense in writing.

I have a copy of ‘Creating Popular Fiction’ How to write novels that sell sitting on my bookshelf above my computer with my dictionary and thesaurus. creating popular fiction jennifer bacia

Her simple and practical advice was greatly appreciated by the audience.

Stick to writing what you like to read yourself. Analysis of these types of books by working out why they work is the key.

Creating suspense by not telling everything and leaving a hook at the end of the chapter to make the book build in drama. Allowing the slower pace points to still allude to the next main point, pushing the story further. Creating a pace, slowing at times and building in other parts so the whole book makes the tale more enjoyable for the reader.Bacia_best_kept_secrets

I have read and reviewed many of Jennifer’s books, currently ‘Best Kept Secrets’ is in my Book Reviews Adults tab. jennifer_bacia_photoShe now has her books listed on Amazon

Her Amazon bio says – It was a meeting with Sidney Sheldon that inspired Jennifer Bacia (pronounced ‘Batcher’)to write her first suspense thriller. Now the author of 8 successful novels, 2 non-fiction works and dozens of short stories, Jennifer has also written for television and had regular newspaper and magazine byline columns. Jennifer’s best-selling suspense thrillers, “A Very Public Scandal”, “Indecent Ambition”, “Whisper Her Name” and “Never Forget Me” are irresistible fast-paced stories of the wealthy and powerful set against the glamour and intrigue of international backgrounds. She promises her readers a book they simply can’t put down!


About jillswrites

I am a writer of SciFi Books 'Dual Visions' and it's follow up 'Vashla's world'. I also write book reviews, articles and short stories. Several of my short stories appear in a collaborative book for children called Fan-tas-tic-al Tales written in conjunction with my fellow members of The Ten Penners, this was a follow-up book to 'Shock, Horror, Gasp'. Fan-tas-tic-al Tales was released in 2009, now available in hard copy and on Amazon. We are currently in the completing our next adventure based anthology called 'Mystery, Mayhem & Magic' scheduled for release later in 2017. As a member of BookCoasters the Gold Coast Library blog, complementing my own blog, I enjoy blog being able to showcase my work. My book reviews appear in PIO (Pass It On) and e-Writeabout. I'm a happy Grandmother to two beautiful girls, wife of the ever tolerant Clive, mother of our son Simon. I work part time and lead a busy life.
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