Saturday, September 28, 2013

Attention, Please!

A lovely massage, a delightful manicure, a sweet hairdresser delivering a do--pleasures of positive attention visited deliberately on your subject--

People not only like to receive attention, they also like to observe others receiving this type of attention. Animators learned that trick many decades ago. Study again some old cartoons, and find out why they draw the viewer in. Keep a notebook of scenes in which someone, usually the protagonist, is receiving a good measure of positive and deliberate attention. Translate this into some scenes in your novel. Your readers will be hooked!

Write on!

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