Writing that Provides an Escape
We all remember the ads of long ago “Calgon take me away!” And we all ran out to get the product that promised to remove us from all of the troubles of the world. Books have a similar expectation of a promised removal from the difficult times we all face. As a writer, it is up to you to live up to this expectation and that can be a heavy load to carry unless you remember a few simple rules.
- See it
- Hear it
- Feel it
- Smell it
- Taste it
- Touch it
You must create scenes that elicit a response from the reader’s senses if you want to provide them with a great escape. Don’t just explain what is happening cause your readers to experience what is happening. For every moment you enable your readers to experience your story they will not be experiencing their troubles. This will turn your readers into lifelong fans for they will remember getting lost in your books and soon they will begin sending you requests wanting to know when your next book is coming out!