Welcome back to Voices of Fiction.
As we step into the New Year, the series continues with a great group of authors answering various questions. Last year, the series brought in new readers and new authors. I'd like to extend my thanks to you all for your curiosity and support.
With the growing numbers of authors joining the discussion, the question round extends to six weeks, with four writers per week.
Please welcome this week's group of authors.
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Welcome Authors! It's wonderful to have you back.
This week's question: How do you get your readers involved in the story?
Reno Charlton: I try to use the characters to get readers involved both in terms of their personalities and their situations. I like to have characters that readers can relate to, laugh with, empathize with, and really get to know.
Catrina Barton: By engaging them on an emotional level with characters they can connect to and well written emotional scenes.
Karina Kantas: I make sure there are plenty of conflicts and that the reader can relate to the characters.
Cherie Reich: When I write a story, I try to focus on the characters and the immediacy of the situation they're thrown in. I tend to write fast-paced stories, so I believe that helps draw the reader in quickly.
Thank you all for joining us today.
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