What does my reader want?

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Several things have become glaringly apparent this weekend so far as How to Write is concerned. I guess whenever anyone embarks on such an auspicious endeavor, one must not get overly involved in the stuff behind the scenes. Well, I have. Deeply, truly, madly involved. But it’s all for my reader.

It is because I care. I do not want to be a big fat failure, and have you scratching your head wondering what the heck I am talking about. But then too, I do not want anyone who is a little more advanced falling asleep as we dig into the basic stuff.

It is truly a balancing act, folks.

So if you would be so kind as to post in the comments below what exactly you would like to know during this series, then I can make sure to answer questions effectively, and cover subjects in a more detail-oriented fashion. My reader is critical to this little series.

Come on you guys, I am doing this for YOU.

If you want to know how to make a plot board, I will make a video for you, (lol, I already bought the tri-fold!) — if you want to know how to create a character or world-build, or any of that stuff, I am here for you. That is what this little series is about. You ask questions, and I answer. And then I write. A lot.

So don’t feel like you will just sludge along behind me listening to my diatribe about writing. This will be much more fun if you are involved! I know there are some readers out there who are feeling shy and feel like your questions will be dumb ones. Well, stop. It is true that no question is a dumb one. It may be the very one someone else wanted to ask but was too shy. Yeah, there will be someone in the group who is MORE shy than you!

So, I will post the first How to Write post on July 1, and I hope you will check it out.

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About master

Kim Smith is the author of Disk of Death, The Dread Room, Love Inn, and An Unexpected Performance.

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