How does your writing charm the reader?

Charm:

the power or quality of delighting, attracting, or fascinating others.

Today I attended a writing workshop at my local library and had the pleasure of meeting Steven Amsterdam.

He has published a few books which you can check out here:

http://www.stevenamsterdam.com

The interesting thing I found was that his whole workshop was around the word charm.

He discussed with the group what is the charm in our storytelling? How do we charm the reader to keep them engaged? How are our characters charming?

I found this word as a writer to be very insightful, as you can apply it to all aspects of your writing process.

How do you charm in the plot?

– Make your story compelling, surprising and realistic.

How does the character charm the reader?

– Bring the character to life through conflict good or bad.

How do you charm when editing?

– Ask questions while editing to see if the character or plot can take a different journey to charm the reader.

I really liked this approach to the writing process and thought I’d share it with you all.

The word charm will now be in my mind when writing!

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