I was reading A Writer's Point of View by Stacy Post. Her post Emotion from a Reader's Point of View deals with "tone" or the "emotional draw of a story". I was intrigued. I couldn't wait to do this writing exercise!
Stacy's Writing Exercise: Read Emotion from a Reader's Point of View, which includes a list of tone descriptors. Then figure out the tone of your current manuscript. Share it in Comments Section. My response is below.
My Current Manuscript's Tone:
Wow, I spent a lot of time coming up with these 5 words to describe the tone of my book. This exercise was great because it adds one more layer to my understanding!
(Pam & Brianna, Do you think I hit the mark on the "tone descriptors" I chose? Would you suggest any others for my book?)
If you liked this exercise, you'll want to read the rest of Stacy's series on Point of View:
Pacing: The Race for Pace
Storyline: Storyline from the Reader's Point of View
Writing Style: Writing Style from the Reader's Point of View