Posted on 01/11/2022 at 02:24 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Modern readers are lucky — if a book doesn't capture their interest, they can set it aside and try something else.

That's a mixed blessing for authors, who are under pressure to make sure their books fall into the latter camp and not the former.

C.S. Lakin believes firmly that employing cinematic techniques can help with that task.

After all, many readers also watch TV and movies — they're used to certain storytelling methods.

So Lakin suggests using these three cinematic techniques to open your scenes, to capture readers' attention and keep them immersed in your tale.

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