The mask debate continues and most writers on the subject emphasize two things: It is like the seat belt controversy and that it saves lives.
To be more precise, I am talking about your primary character(s) thinking. I love prose and try to use it. But the fact is that seeing the world through the eyes of a character is a very powerful tool.
Part of making your story realistic is to have the right information about a place or event.
Making it Real means enabling your readers imagination.
What is Backstory?
It is a tool writers use to acquaint readers with a character, place, or event. Instead of recreating the entire situation or character’s history, you can tell or have your characters fill in the details. This can take place in a few paragraphs or scenes.
How Do I Use the Readers’ Imagination?
While it isn’t rocket science, it isn’t all that easy either. I wish I could tell you that there is one simple formula that fits all genres and all books. There are principles that fit, but applying them differs from book to book, genre to genre.
I’m an Author, Why Should I be Concerned About Customer Service?
Do you sell directly? For example, you let someone know you have written a book and they want to purchase it right now. Now, you can tell them that they need to go to the Internet or you could carry extra books with you and sell on the spot. If the person is a friend or relative, you can offer them a Friend & Family Discount.
That person is now a customer. In fact, he or she became a customer as soon as they showed interest in your book.
By Tracking I am speaking of tracking your book. It could be Sales, Royalties, Reviews, or something altogether different. There are a lot of methods out there and I assume they are successful, especially if they’ve been around a lot.
Have you ever noticed how soon movies come out regarding an event that just occurred? I have. And it has occurred to me that it is probably true of writing as well.
Do Masks protect you?
According to most doctors, masks are meant to protect others, not you. I’ve heard some people say they wear masks to protect themselves, but that appears to be an unrealistic expectation.