Tuesday, May 10, 2011

25% of Page 69 Change

Have any of you read Storyfix.com?
Larry Brooks has come up with the concept that within the first 25% of the story, the reader should be hooked. We should know the hero, his back story and inner demons, what motivates and drives him? By now the reader should also know what the primary conflict of the story is.
So, in light of this information, I'm going to use the 25% mark in the book reviews instead of page 69. They are roughly near each other. But the 25% mark comes on different pages in different books.
I'll give this new method a try for a few months and see what happens.


  1. This sounds like a good idea! I've never been to storyfix.com before but I've definitely heard about the 25% rule before. A lot of times if I get to that 25% mark (roughly) and I don't know all of that information, I can't force myself to slog through the rest. It just won't happen. Love to see how this works out! And I really like both of these blogs ;)

  2. Thanks, Loren! So good to have you here!