Tuesday, December 10, 2013

For the LOVE of books!

I grew up reading Archie comics, and even though the ending is known; I loved reading these comics and continue reading them at times.

Alas, Veronica would win most of the time, and Betty would stand a chance either when Veronica was sick or out of town!

Jughead was there to bring in humor amidst the triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica.

What makes me wonder is how the writer/editor kept these comics entertaining for the public.

Money, beauty, style were the modes of attraction, which Veronica had in abundance. On the other hand was Betty a small town simple and level headed girl.

I remember as a teen, during summer holidays I and my cousin would sit with a double digest of Archie comics. We would get volumes of Archie comics. Sit together and at the beginning of each story pretend to be either Betty or Veronica, and then start reading the story, and would cheer if either of us (Betty or Veronica) would get Archie.

We would be sitting and doing the above exercise for hours.

Today, when I think back, I jeer a little and would like to ask the writer/editor some questions. How did he do it? How was he able to keep his readers glued to his books, and till date continue doing it?  Even though the ending was known.

Mantra for today: Only a writer has ways to keep his audience fascinated.


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WriteTribe is having a week long festival of words.
Today's word is Books

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