Elements of Fiction (64)

Element 64: Attention

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Attention, in my view, is a close cousin, if not a sibling, to Opening. I’m thinking about grabbing (and holding) the reader’s attention.

Of course, there is also the attention you pay to your task, something that should never flag — writing “on automatic” never produces much good.

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Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.

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