By: Janice Hardy, @JaniceHardy
When you think about it, writing is a pretty amazing thing. Ten writers can use the same ten words and create completely different sentences. They can use them to evoke a myriad of emotions from
to joyous , and bring a reader to
tears as well as laughter. terrified
What words we choose matter. A single edit can change how a reader interprets our work, and knowing that, we can put them in the right mindset for the story.
1. Be Suggestive
There have been a slew of movies, TV shows, and Vegas acts that have the hero--usually some type of con man--setting up a "mark" (the victim) to think or respond a certain way. They use subliminal clues to suggest what they want the mark to think or say. Drop enough clues with the numbers 3 and 6 in front of someone, then ask them to pick a number between ten and forty, and you'll get a lot of 36s.
This works in fiction.
If you want the reader to get an idea in their
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