If you had a manual, what would it say?
I’m not sure if people who follow this blog (hello!) read and actively comment but I’m putting this question out there for you to answer. I was asked the above question today and I was rather stumped. I’ve not thought about it much since being asked but the person who asked me said theirs would ask for the reader to “get to the point within 20 seconds and make sure your story has a beginning, middle and end,” and “give me personal space.”
I’m still thinking on my answer. And because of that, maybe the first thing would be “to be patient” 😉