I feel a strong need to cultivate that uncanny ability to experience beforehand what my readers will experience when they check out what I've written. This doesn't mean I'm giving away my integrity. On the contrary, I'm aware that my readers are very much an integral part of my writing. 'Cause, it is for them... Continue Reading →
IF I GET THE PULSE OF MY READERS, THEY BECOME MY ALTER-EGO. INSTANTLY.
I should be my readers. My readers should be me. True to this condition I've ordained for myself, I'm eager to get on the same plane with them. I'm eager to set that finely balanced equation with them. Once I get that strange sense of confidence that I've got on with them, I also get... Continue Reading →
STORIES CAN IMPACT READERS. POSITIVELY. OR, NEGATIVELY.
As an author, I shoulder a huge responsibility for my readers. In a nice way, of course. I'm aware that what I say through my stories can impact them. Positively or negatively. So, I remind myself that I should care to write a story that's highly entertaining but equally high on substance. READER REVIEW: THE ASTRAL... Continue Reading →
DO I WANNA GET TO THE HEART OF MY READERS? I SHOULD START FROM MY HEART!
I tell myself that the best way to get to the heart of my readers is to start from my heart. I need to write from the very deep CORE of my Self. Because it's the CORE where the inspiration springs from. That's where the POINT OF CONNECT lies. I should be able to tune... Continue Reading →
ESSENTIALS OF WRITING: I SHOULD MAKE MY READERS FEEL SECURE WITH ME!
One of the important essentials of writing I remind myself on is, I should give my readers that much-needed sense of security. That's the bottom-line of my equation with them. They should feel they're in secure hands. They should 'feel' my utter regard for their sensibilities. Then, there's a good chance I will 'reach' them. Because,... Continue Reading →
READERS ARE THE AUTHOR’S DOPPELGANGERS!
Readers are my doppelgangers... invisible yet sitting right next to me while I'm scripting the story. 'How's that? Just doesn't make sense!" "Aww! Come on! Don't drag that scene! Cut the redundancies!" "Such a long sentence?? You want me to read it three, four times before I understand what you're trying to say? Please!!" The... Continue Reading →
GOD IS IN DETAILS. READERS LOVE DETAILS TOO.
God is in details. Readers love the details too. For a simple reason. They start trusting the plot on the strength of those minute, authentic details. Because, it's the details that scaffold the imaginary plot and hold it there... to be believed. So, I remind myself that I should respect the details. And, I should... Continue Reading →
IF I LOVE MY WRITING, THEN, POSSIBLY, MY READERS WILL LOVE IT TOO.
The mantra I've given myself: Love writing. Love your words. Love the process of scripting your story. Love your characters. Then, possibly, this contagion will spread to your readers as well. READER REVIEW: THE ASTRAL SURGE
AM I WRITING THE STORY FOR MYSELF OR FOR MY READERS?
I try to answer a very basic question for myself: Whom am I writing the story for? For myself? If the answer is Yes, there's no issue at all. But, if my answer is gonna be, 'for the readers', then I find myself becoming instantly responsible for my readers. I remind myself that I should say... Continue Reading →