Rory C. Keel
Can you make a promise? As a writer, a promise creates excitement, suspense and develops an appetite that pushes the reader to satisfy their curiosity. Promises drive the reader into the book to find out how the promises made, will be kept.
One way to make a promise in writing is to make a direct promise. A direct promise is where the writer draws the reader in and then immediately fulfills the promise before making another one.
A second way is to make an interlinking chain of promises. Before one promise is delivered another one is made. New promises are constantly being added before old ones are kept. In this way the promises are interlinked holding the readers interest.
So this year, make some promises in your writing.