The Art of Seduction
I spoke to a small group of writers last evening and we touched on the subject of showing your readers’ a good time. How some writers, without leaving home, can go out into the world and be sociable with ink on paper.
These people are excellent blind-dates who, nevertheless, work in complete solitude.
Being able to write well involves this element of seduction. When he or she puts your narrative down your reader should feel that something astounding and unexpected has happened.
That an ordinary, even mundane evening, has been transformed by the company of a stranger or an old friend who is wiser by far, but who has lost none of the charm or promise of youth.