I have been writing seven years. Not a long time. The single most important thing I’ve learned is, not only must the story be one in which my readers will care about , but also the story, must be a subject in which I care deeply.
When my readers read Masada's Marine I wanted them to step up, push on with my veteran, and cheer as he marched through the events in his life. I wanted my readers to believe the possibility that what was happening could happen to them. I wanted them wonder, “What would I do?”
What will your readers feel?
When they turn the last page of your book and say farewell to your characters? What message to you want them to learn? The more deeply you care about the theme the more involved your reader will be in the story.
A touching, poignant, and empowering journey of discovery—and self-discovery, Howard’s debut is an inspiring road story full of surprises and universal truths.
Judy Howard is a writer whose debut novel is fictional, even if she happens to share the same name as her protagonist. She has traveled alone in her motor home with her cat, Sportster, throughout the country.