How do you write a "biog" page turner?

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Would love to hear of any tips for giving a biog those much needed page turning qualities?
Idea's for keeping the reader interested?
Would be lovely, thanks!
 

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By making it a story. Tell it in scenes. Spread your info throughout the text, not in big lumps.

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What Siri said!

plus, plan out an arc, or at least some sort of direction. If you know that the story is going somewhere, so will the audience and they will appreciate the journey
 

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You don't need cliffhangers. Just give us a sense of purpose. Everything I read a chapter/postings I should feel as if there are questions that need answers...and they don't need to be specific or plot driven. It could be as simple as, "I wonder what will happen to her?" Basically you need to make us give a damn. There needs to be something compelling about your story that surprises us and captures our imagination. Yep, it's that easy :)
 

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A blog isn't a book. It just has to have content people will like and regular updates to keep them coming back.
 

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My question isn't about keeping them interested; it's about getting them interested.
 

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My question isn't about keeping them interested; it's about getting them interested.

Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Same applies. Write well. Query well. Present yourself well.

A respected agent on this board also recommended Get Known Before the Book Deal by Christina Katz.

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