A Minor Re-write

Posted On Feb 20 2013 by

Story Concept Larry Brooks is one of those guys who makes me nuts. His advice in StoryFix so straight forward that I find myself shaking my head and saying “Why didn’t I see that coming?” Today’s post is all about concept. Concept is really at the heart of your story. He uses a few great examples to make his point. I’d like to do it here with a mystery I’m currently re-writing. And the re-write starts with concept. Here’s the original concept of my mystery: “A retired Detroit Homicide detectives moves to a northern Michigan town to open a diner, …