Welcome to Ron’s Tip of the Day. Throughout the week I will share a tip with you. Today I am looking at Using Graphic Text.
Some time ago I commented on not using graphic descriptions and was accused of forcing my religion upon others. Not so, I believed this long before I became a Christian.
Graphic Sex Sells
Of course, it sells. You can have a best seller with graphic sex, but that doesn’t make it a great book.
My books have sexual scenes in them, but they are not graphic. At the same time, the readers has the freedom to insert their sexual imagination into the story. Good writing allows the reader to use their imagination. Bad writing spells it all out and depends on the reader’s lust.
Anytime the reader uses his or her imagination it is a good thing.
Graphic Violence Sells
Of course, graphic violence sells. I’m not talking about what sells but about good writing.
My books include violence. In one book a man was beheaded. But I didn’t use a graphic description. But the readers can picture in their own minds the event.
Like I said, anytime the reader uses his or her imagination it is a good thing.
Let the Reader Imagine
I believe an author should appeal to the reader’s imagination. It is one of the writer’s tools. It requires skill and hard work. But the result is worth it!
Tip of the Day: Use the author’s imagination.
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