I want the setting to be so real that you don’t have to use your imagination to know what it looks like. I want the setting and history and context of the story to weave together into the perfect background. I want the backdrop of my story, the history and fashion and smells to be necessary so that it’s impossible to switch setting without having to re-write the entire story. I want the magical elements of my book to be possible.
I want my plot to be fresh and surprising. I want the reader’s predictions about what’s going to happen to be wrong. I want the reader to have to be smart and pay attention to figure out what’s happening in my book. I don’t want to treat them as if their dumb. I want the reader to be forced into suspending their disbelief because they just care so much. I want the reader’s emotions to be pulled and tugged and crushed just as often as the characters. I want this book to feel so real a small portion of the reader’s mind wants to pretend it actually happened. I want the reader to think they know what’s going on, only to find they have no clue, only to figure it out again before the end.
To view part one, Characters, click here.
To read part two, Readers and Characters, click here.
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