Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What does a reader want?

Writers probably do more introspection than most any other professional. What we do for a living/avocation is marketing our immagination. We have to have a product that sells, like any other industry. You have to ask, what is it that our reader wants? Nancy Kress, in Write Great Fiction, suggests the following:

• Fast-paced exitement
• Examination of reality
• Adventure
• Characters to identify with
• Story telling
• A style of writing
• Setting

Write Every Day!


1 comment:

  1. I appreciate your bullet points, and especially the repeated one of "Write every day." That's one I need to hear over and over again!