Readers are writers, too
Reading gives people an unrealized ability to be writers of the books they are reading. The more they read the more they (hopefully) become involved in the story and they start to add subplots, to decide what the characters are really thinking and feeling, to add more to the happy or sad endings, and so on. Isn't that what we as writers hope for? That the reader will become so involved in the book that they keep thinking about it even when they are not reading it? It keeps them planning, plotting hoping, and writing in their minds? I least that is what I hope for.What about you? Tell me your thoughts.