It’s always a privilege to be asked to contribute a guest post to great blog! The Writer’s Ally editor Harrison Demchick recently penned “The Bird and the Biscuit: Playing by the Rules,” for author Shannon O’Donnell’s blog, Book Dreaming. In this article, Harrison shares the dangers of including even one little snippet of illogic in your story. He warns that even if you tell a fantastic tale, readers will always be distracted by details, small as they may be, that don’t fully jibe with the rules of logic you’ve established for your story. When you read his post, you’ll find how he helped resolve a flawed series of events involving a bird and a biscuit for one of his clients.
Shannon’s Book Dreaming blog features articles that offer helpful advice and inspiration to writers, especially those who write for teenage, or middle grade, audiences. Shannon herself is the author of two picture books and a middle-grade novel. She is represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary. With a master’s degree in Education, she teaches high school English in Montana and works with young writers in her community.