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Re: The 'Logic' behind Stories/Choices/Scenes

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:30 pm
by Crono91
Writing style is a large impact. Write what you love reading/want to read.

What I love reading--what I truly look for in a book--is when the story is completely in control of the author. When the author puts me on a ride, buckles my seat-belt, and sends me on an exciting adventure. I want it to be the very plot and idea that the writer came up with. I want it to feel like a breathing world that doesn't pull me out. Many people like novels where they are also in control. Where their own imagination can play a part, and they can fill in enough gaps--kind of like Harry Potter.

That's not my type of story. I don't personally want any involvement in the story. I don't want to be "in" that world as if I'm a part of it. I want to experience it. That's also how I write. So my natural instinct is to already have those "questions" answered. It's just natural for me. I'm able to post inconsistencies in other's novels, and in my own, automatically. I have a world all planned out, and I want it to be perfect.

So to answer the question. Image yourself finishing your novel, putting it away, and then picking it back up a year later to read. Are you excited to read that novel you made? If not, then you should reconsider how you're doing it. You should write what you love to read. That's the only way it's going to work in the end. :)