Do you like to ride roller coasters?
I don't really like "real" roller coasters, but I like the idea of being on a rollercoaster when I am reading. Not every reader actually likes to ride a roller coaster, but they sure enjoy the building of emotion, the rise and the descent and the rise again of their stories. It is a joy ride. There are twists and turns, the tease, the delay, the anticipation, then snap all hell breaks loose. This is what we create in our stories. Mixing up feelings. We use humor, anger and/or joy to change tension for both our character and our readers.
As we write our stories, we want to move the story along, adjusting the pace. We want to keep the reader unsuspecting, allowing them the unexpected at the turn of the page. So, we play with our scenes, adding color, scents, emotions and tensions. The elements in our stories influence our readers. So, I have my ticket for my rollercoaster. Now, I am looking forward to standing in line to buy a ticket to yours.