|Posted on May 13, 2011 at 2:00 AM|
While reading through a local writing magazine, I came across a short article about audience seating in a theatre.
Yeah, yeah, I know. What does this have to do with writing? Well, when you think about it, if you go to the theatre to watch a show, you want to see everything that is happening on the stage. If something is blocking your view it spoils the performance. Right?
So, it's the same with writing. If you write a really good story or book you will stand a better chance of captivating your reader.They will want to read each word, turn every page, get to the end.
On the otherhand, if the story is bad they will wonder why they bought the book in the first place. They will want to close it, and may, if it's really bad close it anyway.
So the books and stories we write are like a stage performance. Can your readers relate to the story, to the characters? Are your readers kept coming back for more? Do they see see everything in the book, or are there places where the view is blocked and the performance is ruined?
Please tell me how you rate your performance.