Monday, February 18, 2013
By The Time You Read by Linda S. Glaz
So…by the time you read this, Downton Abbey’s final episode of Season 3 will be over.
Are you happy? Raging mad? Writing letters to the the UK, screaming objections?
A few years ago, okay, more than a few, in the sixties and seventies, it was wonderful and very chic to have extremely unhappy endings. Love Story, anyone?
Do you write what people want to read, or do you step outside of the box? Are you one for having your reader scratch his or her head and say, “Huh? What was that supposed to mean?” Or do you like closure? Like to tie up all the loose ends including whether or not the tertiary character, the guy begging on the street corner who was only in scene one, got a girl as well, or if a car ran over him? How important is it to you to have happy endings? Thought-provoking ideas?
Do you prefer to write genre fiction with a specific format that MUST be met?
What do you like to read? Like to write? Happy or sad, righteous or bad?
By the time you read this, Downton Abbey will be over for the season. What did you think?