Make them laugh. Make them cry. Make them wait. That was the advice I received when I first got into writing.
Emotions are a huge part of writing, getting our readers to feel right along with our characters. I love to laugh and love happy endings. Give me a warm-hearted story and a chocolate bar and I'm a happy camper.
Some people like to experience other emotions. They want to cry with the character, feel their pain, and experience ultimate victory.
Some readers love working out the puzzle of a mystery or the thrill of a suspense.
There are those who don't mind an unhappy ending because it surprises them. And there are those who love a good romance, knowing it will all turn out all right in the end, but they love the chase.
So which are you? Why do you pick up the books that you do? You want to laugh, cry, get scared out of your mind, or just plain enjoy a good romance or heart-warming story?