Creating a Subtext – From the Maltese Tiger Blog


Do you know what I hate? Spoilers. A few years back when a new Star Wars movie hit theaters someone on my social media posted a huge spoiler. 
For fun. 

Some people just want to see the world burn.
But, why do we get so upset by spoilers? I think because audiences are motivated by the act of discovery. We want to excavate a story. To discover its secrets on our own.

That’s why the ending is always so important, and why gossip is so prevalent in the workplace. 

Bad writers can spoil this story excavation. How? By not burying any secrets in the text. By giving every detail at the surface level. So, how do good writers avoid this?

Read the rest of this post HERE.

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