Monday, February 26, 2007

Reader Appeal

Does your story have reader appeal? If you are just writing for yourself, than reader appeal isn’t of any concern to you at all. However, if you want to write a story to sell to the public, than you need to have at least a vague idea of what it is that the public wants. Most readers enjoy reading stories that they can relate to. Teenagers want to read about teenagers. Rural farm wives enjoy reading about other farm wives. Women tend to prefer strong females as the main character, while men prefer a male character instead. Often times the reader is looking for a character similar to themselves, but one who can do the things, they could never do, r go places they can only dream of. The reader has hopes, desires, and dreams, that they know are out of reach, but they want to live those dreams, so they well seek out a fictional character through whom they can fulfill their fantasies. So what you as the writer have to do, is determine, who your readers are, and what it is they want to read.

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