Imagination Investigation: The Reader-Writer Contract

Posted: September 30, 2015 in opera
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Source: Imagination Investigation: The Reader-Writer Contract

“Each time someone picks up a novel an unspoken contract is made between the reader and the author. The reader offers to suspend his disbelief, to give up his precious time, and to place his fragile trust in the hands of the authors. But time, trust, and a suspension of disbelief are not free; a reader wants something in return.

So what is it that a reader expects from the author?…”

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