Thursday, April 26, 2012

A to Z Blogging Challenge: W is for...


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...

Well, wonderful!

Thanks for visiting -- see you the rest of this month for more alphabetical fun!

Don't forget to visit HERE to see all the bloggers taking part in this A-to-Z challenge, and try to drop in on as many of them as you can!


Tara Tyler said...

worthy aspiration! poetic!
loved reading your post =)

Francene Stanley said...

A feeling of wonder would be hrd to evoke in a reader. If you achieve that, you should be proud. Blog on!

Nicole said...

Wonder is such a fantastic concept! It's one I'm hoping to achieve in my writing, too.

Chris Fries said...

@Tara: Well, thank you very much! I really appreciate that!

@Francene: Yes, it is hard -- frightfully hard. But admittedly, my A-to-Z theme is, "writing elements I want to incorporate into my work." Not, "simple things I can do to help improve my writing." In many ways, the hard things are the most important ones, lol! ;^) Thank you very much for the visit and the comment!

@Nicole: Me too! Thanks so much for your comment and support -- it means a lot to me!