12 thoughts on “What Do YOU Think?

  1. Well, I am a bit strange. LOL and I am starting to learn about the moon more through Jewish writings and others. The sun represents the giver of light, and the moon is the receiver. “Like the moon, we experience times of decline, even moments of obliterating darkness, only to rise again to luminescent fullness.” The moon comes out of darkness into marvelous light and is reborn every month. I think there are times during the month when I have more creative energy. More light. I blame it on the moon. Hey, that would make a great song. LOL

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  2. I don’t know.. I have people tell me that they “get” what I write from the moment they read it… others say there’s a delayed reaction, Therefore, I would imagine the burden of effort would be on the reader and not the writer. Often I have slaved over something and other times the pen knew exactly what to write, down to the punctuation.

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  3. Definitely! I was just talking to a reader about this idea yesterday. He was saying he likes to relax when he reads and gets sleepy/bogged down if he has to figure things out (for the record, he said this in the course of saying how much he enjoyed my book. *clears throat*). IMO, anything that makes the reader stop reading (like to figure something out) is not the best case scenario.

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    • Figuring things out that they’re not supposed to have to stop and figure out.

      We have a term for that. Un-immersing your reader.

      They want to get “lost“ in your story. Let them. Polishing makes that happen. Good storytelling makes that happen. A good pace makes that happen.

      Making them stop to figure out what the hell you were trying to say? That’s the cardinal sin for a writer.

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