Setting: Anchoring the Reader

Corey Truax

kiss from a prince.gif Pro-tip, don’t kiss people who are passed out.

We all like to think whoever picks up our book isn’t going to put it down.  Our hope is they sit there in a vegetative state absorbing the words, until like a kiss from a prince/princess, the words, “The End,” release them from the spell.

Unfortunately, readers need food, water, bathroom breaks, and sleep.  Sleep is the tricky one.  If they grab a snack, take a tinkle, or get some water – they come right back to the book.  But sleep, well sleep ruins everything.

reading before bed.jpgI know if I’m reading before bed, I try my best to make it to the end of the chapter.  Even if it’s not bedtime, I try to make it to the end of the chapter before I put the book down.  The reason is somewhat obvious, I don’t want to start reading in the middle…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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