Good morning my writing friends!

Firstly, thank you all for the encouragement you have sent me regarding the podcast and the writing tips; I’m so glad you are finding them useful. Phew! I will carry on with the podcast, but would you do me a big favour, and share the writing tips/podcast episodes with your writer friends online, and encourage them to sign up, too? It would help me enormously. You never know, the writing tip you share might be exactly what they need today to move someone’s story forward!

Here’s the link to the writing tips on the website.

And here’s the link to the podcast.

There are share icons on the website, so it should be easy to link to WhatsApp and Facebook groups, and Instagram…

Thank you so much!

And on to today’s writing tip.

Last week I did an author visit to a local primary school – such a joy! Such precious lives, each one. We talked a bit about writing, and faith in stories, and I showed them my books, and other books we publish with Dernier… it was a great opportunity, although I have to say, I was really nervous!

J.M. Evans books

We had some great questions afterwards, and here’s one I’d like to share with you.

What do you want people to feel while they’re reading your book?”

Deep, huh? But a GREAT question!

Have a good think about your current work in progress. You probably know what you want them to learn from your book. This might be that God is good, that you can pray any time… you may want your readers to understand about forgiveness or hope…

But want do you want them to feel?

As we’re writing novels, we need lots of emotion, right?

This question is definitely worth thinking about.

Are we bringing suspense at the beginning, and joy at the end? Do we want our readers to laugh, or cry, or a bit of both?

Let’s make sure our novels are fun and entertaining as well as holding a serious message!

And with that, I’ll leave you until next week.

May your week be filled with blessings, and your joy overflow!


P.S. Don’t forget to share these writing tips with your friends. 🙂 Thank you.

What Do You Want Your Readers to Feel?
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