For my entries in the 2012 A to Z Challenge, I will be focusing on writing elements that I find important and that I want to incorporate into my work.
Today, the topic is WONDER.
When someone reads a piece I've written, I hope they enjoy it, but I also hope I perhaps brought a little sense of wonder to them.
Maybe not in the sense of, “I wonder what the Hell this idiot writer was thinking!”
Preferably more like a sense of surprise, interest, puzzlement, or joy.
Or a mix of all of them.
I mentioned a couple of days ago that I like an Unexpected ending, and how I would like to be able to incorporate a smooth and fulfilling ending-twist to many of my pieces.. But even if the reader sees my ending coming long before the final scene, I would still like to at least provide them some enjoyment and a little hint of wonder.
Something that lasts.
I hope that in even my shortest stories, I leave my readers with something that will stick with them long after the story is finished.
Maybe I made them change their perspective enough to see something familiar in a new way; maybe I gave a feather-light tickle to an old pleasant memory; maybe I gave them something new to think about; or maybe I left them with a sense of resolution and contentment that lingered for a while.
Something that evoked – maybe only just the slightest bit – that sense of wonder.
I think too be able to do that as a writer would be...
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