(en·thu·si·asm): absorbing or controlling possession of the mind by any interest or pursuit; lively interest
Readers can tell when an author isn’t enthusiastic when they’re writing. It makes a big difference. When an author really, really wants to be writing and they’re excited about a book, their audience gets excited too. Maybe it’s just me that feels this way, but I think this is a huge selling point for me. I’m not going to enjoy a book if the authors tone is boring or you can tell they don’t want to be writing. It’s not even just in their writing either. When an author is on Facebook or Twitter promoting their book and being really active with their fans, I have a tendency to remember those authors more than others.
Here are some authors that I find are really enthusiastic:
- Patricia Briggs
- Kelley Armstrong
- Julie Kagawa
- Sarah Dessen
Those are just a few that have stuck with me recently. I see their names everywhere.