How to Draw Readers in Through a Character’s Choices – Written By Angela Ackerman

on Writers Helping Writers:

Quick, what’s one thing you need in every scene?

This question can have a lot of answers – tension, conflict, stakes, emotion, action…on and on it goes. But I would argue one of the most important is one of the most basic: choice.

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One thought on “How to Draw Readers in Through a Character’s Choices – Written By Angela Ackerman

  1. I once thought that all Angela says is true. In a way I still agree. Yet how often is this true? Perhaps one scene in five (Moby Dick) One in Ten (Asimov’s foundation books) one in fifty for Herman Hesse and once per novel for Marcel Proust. Now in that short list we have the most quoted book of all time, the highest selling Sci-fi series of all time, a Nobel prize winner and possibly the greatest writer ever. So though this is a good idea and appeals to me as a writer obviously other (better) writers should not follow this rule

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