Yesterday in history: May 26, 1897: When Bram Stoker's Dracula was published, 116 years ago today, it was already part of a vampire literary tradition dating back to the mid-18th century. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula
There's a lot to be said for a book that's lasted, and is still read today, for well over a hundred years.
Something about his writing touched the human spirit and scared a lot of people.
Charles Dickens wrote to escape a brutal childhood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens
His stories touch the child in us.
Iam Fleming used more active words to win his audience: http://writetodone.com/2013/05/16/how-ian-fleming-turned-james-bond-into-a-bestseller/ His books are still being turned into movies today. 007 lives on.
I don't have the magic formula to write a masterpiece that will last the test of time (who wouldn't want that?), but the trick seems to be to touch your audience in such a way that it resonates with the reader.
What do you think?
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