Is it just me or does it feel like something big is going to happen today? Regardless, we have reached day 18.
Is your story making you cry yet?
Your piece needs to evoke emotions from your readers. It doesn’t matter if you make them laugh, cry or shriek. What matters is you make them feel something when they are reading your story.
The best way to test that?
Check to see that your work has an effect on your mood. Does your novel make you excited and elated? Is there a scene that is depressing and gloomy? Do you feel shocked and scared for the next chapter? Frustrated and angered at the antagonist?
Because if you aren’t feeling anything, your readers surely won’t either.
Whatever you do, whatever you write, make your readers care. And the only way they’ll care is to ensure they are invested in your characters, your plot, your story.
Writers, continue tugging on people’s heart strings.
Here’s another question: are you thinking ahead?