Wednesday, March 15, 2006

"The reader has certain rights. He bought your story. Think of this as an implicit contract. He's entitled to be entertained, instructed, amused; maybe all three. If he quits in the middle, or puts the book down feeling his time has been wasted, you're in violation." --Larry Niven

1 comment:

debra said...

It's a strange contract - because you don't know what the reader expects, but it's true, we right for others - not ourselves