By: Jason St. Clair
I’ve read so many blogs and writing instructions that they are seeping out of my pores. What they all tell me is what people want from my writing.
They tell me what I have to do for an editor, an agent and, of course, a reader. What I can’t find is anything that makes me consider what it is I want from a reader.
Generally when you are writing you are doing so within the confines of a particular genre. It is fair to say that editors and agents know what readers of that genre want to see so why not leave that to them?
What I believe is that when you are creating something as special and personal as a novel you need to ask what you want from the person that picks up your book and reads it.
I hadn’t thought of this until recently and it has changed how I write. When I write now I keep in mind the things I want from a reader:
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