The Grand Love Affair
Creative writing is like a romance: the “hook” is your game (or tackling line for old school) to get the reader interested. The rest is seduction and building of trust; with personality, humour, integrity, and judicious thrills. But throughout all this a writer must be more dedicated than most. They must love their characters, world, and readers.
Think why we are left a bit disconsolate at the end of the best novels. They ended. We wanted more. We fell in love with the characters, or were fascinated by the world created and want to know more. This is not because of “game”, as is the “romantic” equivalent, but because of the more profound seduction of that world and its characters.
But for the great journeys within pages, the great literary love affairs … the text needs to be a caring, thoughtful, lovable and exciting partner.
Now try doing that within 50 words. http://fiftywordstories.com/