Monday, November 21, 2011
Worry the Reader
What makes you turn the page?
Or stay up late to read the next chapter?
Why do you follow one character with interest?
Why do you buy the next book in a series?
My characters have goals. For some achieving it will improve their lives, for some the goal is to ruin someones's life.
But my goal as an author is always
to worry my readers.
•inner demons--the fight within
•background--can't outgrow your upbringing
•conflict--there's always something going wrong
•antagonist--equal to or greater than your Main Character
•pacing--stretch out that misery
How have authors you've read worried their readers?