Why are The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing the only ones that matter to our Art? Because of human psychology: We must write with the reader’s mind in mind. The best way to do this is to understand what can influence your own brand of reader psychology.
The physical form of a work of art serves to communicate the artist’s message to your mind and heart. To some degree, this depends on your mental state, which can be affected by various physical and emotional conditions.
For example, the ability to keep track of 7 items of importance is the upper limit to what human brains can handle at any one time. For reading, this number includes the unidentified narrator in stories written in the 3rd person, as well as yourself, “drawn into” a story as an intimate observer. For the writer of an epic series, having a “cast of thousands”…
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