Introducing: How to Keep Your Readers Interested {Series}

So a little while back on February 20, 2019, (gotta be exact here 😜I got a request on a post: how do you keep your readers interested?

As soon as I sat down to start thinking about this, all I could do was go, “Oh boy.” Cause here we go again: another super long series when I’m only posting every 2 weeks!

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Let me explain πŸ˜›

There are so many different things put into keeping a reader interested. So many that it felt like one of those times that I would sit there, knowing there was a lot, but not really thinking of any of these things because there are so many(please tell me I’m not the only one who does this)

I literally just sat there thinking, “I could write an entire book on this,” whilst not even thinking of all the stuff that goes into that. *nods sagely*

After a bit, I’ve come up with a list of things that you can use to keep readers interested:

  • Relatable characters
  • Multiple conflicts
  • Constant motion
  • Questions
  • Plot line

I’m going to be doing a series of this. I spent some of my first week of summer break (last week of June) to write up drafts of this, so despite some summer school and Camp NaNoWriMo in July, I’m going to be posting it.

Please note: There is actually another point that I think I should write about that’s not included on this list. After all of these are posted, I’ll be adding another resource to my Resources page on the subject. If you want access to that page, make sure that you’re subscribed! πŸ˜‰

That’s all from me today. (not that impressive on an entrance on this new platform, I know) Keep an eye out for the first post in this series! (and the second one is going to be awesome; believe me when I say you don’t want to miss it! *exaggerated wink*)


Before I leave, I have something cool to tell you: this is actually my 100th post! 😱 It ended up working out really well to be the first post on this platform, but wow! 100 posts!

Are you excited for this series?

Do you ever have trouble thinking of ways to keep your readers interested?

Isn’t it cool that this is post 100?!

-Julia


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18 thoughts on “Introducing: How to Keep Your Readers Interested {Series}

  1. MEEP! I HAVE FINALLY FOUND YOUR BLOG!!!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️ It’s gorgeous! 😍😍😍 (Also your WIPs are amazing and I need them ASAPπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯)
    Great post, btw! Can’t wait for more of the series!!! ❀️❀️❀️

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    1. *throws arms wide open* WELCOME TO MY BLOG!! πŸ˜„ Thank you so much! That makes me so so SO happy! I’m working hard on them, and I’m excited to finally get them out into the world! (though that will be a while still… *cough cough* repotting again *cough cough*) Small tip: I do share insider snippets if you’re subscribed to my email list (http://eepurl.com/cXCwQb), so you’d get a special sneak peek of the behind the scenes stuff. πŸ˜‰ Thanks! I’m really excited for some of the posts coming up πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ (me just over here trying to express the happiness your comment caused me through lots of emojis πŸ˜‚)

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  2. Congrats on your 100th post!! And YES. Keeping readers interested is always the dread of an author, I think. *nervous laughter* For me, as a reader, it’s always the characters I care most about and get emotionally invested in, so I try to bring that into my writing too. Characters first; then plots and things after eep.

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    1. Thank you!! πŸ˜„ I’m pretty excited about it! Totally agree; I just finished all the drafts for this series this morning (which I probably should have done BEFORE I posted that I’d be doing them… *cough cough*) and that is probably the most effective way.

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜ƒ I’m actually pretty amazed that I’ve written so many πŸ˜›
      Thank you! I’m glad that you like it!
      Me too! I’m excited to delve into this subject πŸ˜ƒ

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