Saturday, April 7, 2012
G is for Gruesome
Even the youngest reader can get excited about gruesome. Think the farting dog, the captain's underpants, and the book on fish farts. Gruesome sells. Gruesome keeps readers reading.
Adults and kids alike want to read gruesome details about characters whether science fiction or real life fiction. It is what takes the reader away from the simple or boring daily life they lead.
What does that mean for the writer trying to break into publishing? Rethink your story line. Examine the plot and decide if a tad bit of gruesome might add interest, suspense, or a gory detail that will enhance your story.
Gruesome must work on some level or Steven King, James Patterson, and other famous authors that include it in their stories would not be so popular. Now where can I add alittle gruesome to my next story?