As a reader, you more than likely don’t think about the elements of fiction. You simply pick up the book and begin to read. If the writer has done a good job, all you notice is the story itself.
What grabs you as a reader and draws you into the book? Any number of things can hold your interest, it’s true. But the main pull is simply this: the author knows how to write a good story.
There are certain elements that every story requires to make it interesting and give it flow. So, the question begs to be asked of you as a writer, do you write to be read or are you just writing? [Read more…]