This week’s snowfall on the coast brought a dash of unexpected wonder to the National Zoo, when Panda Tien Tien experienced snow for one of the first times. Check this out:
The adorable Panda enjoying the wonder of record snowfall hit high ratings on Google and Twitter.
Why? Because we all love the wonder of something new. If you incorporate wonder into your novel, it will bring readers enjoyment throughout the whole novel.
How To Add Wonder To Your Novel:
- Identify and add what is new for your reader. The unique things in your novel that intrigue readers in general, or specific to your genre have the opportunity to add wonder to your novel. I remember reading Abomination by Colleen Coble and being fascinated by geocaching which was new to me. That added wonder.
- Identify and add what is new for your character. The wonder of falling in love for the first time is something many of us remember. Just like the panda in the clip above, something new can add a special wonder for those who experience it with your character.
- Find sources of those “awww” moments and showcase them. There are some characters that draw out the adorable sighs in your readers. Children, babies, pets, and romance have the ability to flip-flop our sighs like no other. Showcase these moments in sparing sprinkles to add just the right amount of wonder.