Friday Focus: Put your reader in the middle

"The most improbable tales can be made believable, if your reader,through his sense, feels certain that he stands at the middle of events."
~Ray Bradbury


This is a good one for fantasy writers - I think we all need this kind of reminder every now and then! =)

Happy Friday!

9 comments:

Carole Anne Carr said...

Jessica, I'm in the middle of a children's fantasy and stuck on the improbability of the thing - I must copy that quote and stick it on my study wall! Thanks!

coffeelvnmom said...

You're welcome Carole! :)

Linda G. said...

Since I write light contemporary fantasy, I sure hope Mr. Bradbury is right. ;)

James Garcia Jr said...

Hi, Snip. Thanks for the quote. That's one of those that returns your focus to perhaps the singular thing of importance with regard to our writing.
I hope you are well. Take care and have a great weekend.
-Jimmy

DLCurran said...

Oh, that's such a great quote! Thanks (so says yet another fantasy junkie!!) :) Have a great weekend!

Amy Holder said...

I love this quote! Ray Bradbury is amazing!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Great quote. How I wish it were easy to put the reader there! I suppose that's the goal we all go for, right?

Amy

WritingNut said...

Great quote! Thank you for sharing :)

Lila Swann said...

Ooh, I write YA Fantasy/Romance, and this is absolutely perfect! Thanks Jessica!