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Cliffhangers: Do they compel you to read more or steer you away?
Oooooo the dreaded cliffhanger. As a writer, I do love writing them...but as a reader....NO. A big fat noooooo!
Let me explain my answer.....
If I had really enjoyed a story, cliffhangers do not steer me away. They annoy me and they leave me screaming NOOOOOOO. I have to read the next one just to make me feel better especially if I have the next one ready to go. If I have to wait a year or more for the next book? I get really, really mad. HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO YOUR BELOVED READER! MONSTER! I SAY MONSTER! *shakes fist*
Now, if I barely liked the story or was meh. The cliffhanger will steer me away. I will not read more. I get annoyed and say I do not care. Even if I do want to find out what happens next, I'll not read it. Sorry.
|Poor Mamyia all exhausted and whatnot while I am trying to work! It is so nice now having two days to work at home. ^_^|