Thursday, May 9, 2013

100 Words a Day 263

“That scene is pure fanservice, I refuse to include it!”

“John, it would be great for sales! Just think about how the readers will eat it up!”

John rolled his eyes, “but it doesn’t add anything to the book! It doesn’t reveal new information, advance the plot, or draw the reader forward.”

“What do you mean? It draws them forward by giving them what they want to read!”

“Ugh,” John said, waving his hand dismissively, “it has nothing to do with drawing the reader forward into the story. It just draws their wallet out.”

“Exactly! How else can you eat?”

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