6 Ways to Strengthen Your Writing by Making Your Reader Your Co-Writer

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Writing by Making Your Reader Your Co-Writer

Today, I’m posting over on AuthorCulture, with the post “Why Your Reader Is Your Co-Writer.” Here’s an excerpt:

Authors would save themselves a lot of work if they would just remember they have a partner in this storytelling game. Their readers. Literature, more than any other art form, is a collaboration between writer and reader. The writer provides the building materials—the plot, characters, dialogue, and details—which the reader then uses to construct a visual and auditory story in his imagination.

The more involved our readers, the more vivid their reading experience will become—and the better our stories will be. The trick for authors is figuring out how to get out of the reader’s way and let him personify our stories in a way that brings the action and emotion to unforgettable life. Here are six ways to strengthen your writing by making your reader your co-writer!

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Writing by Making Your Reader Your Co-Writer

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K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the IPPY and NIEA Award-winning and internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel. She writes historical and speculative fiction from her home in western Nebraska and mentors authors on her award-winning website.

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