Four Doors into a Book

Readers can prefer plot, character, setting, or language as doors to a book. Open as many doors widely as you can.
Readers enter a book in four ways: plot, character, setting, and language

A while back, I read an article suggesting that readers come to a book through four doors: plot, character, setting, and language. Any door can be more or less open, and different readers will prefer different routes. A book that appeals to a lot of readers probably has several door opened more widely. Continue reading “Four Doors into a Book”