For Fiction Writers: Does Your Story Have Bounce?

“To seek for the meaning is to cut open the ball in search of its bounce.” Rubber balls are meant to be gratefully recieved and enjoyed. (Even preachers know that.) When it comes to Tolkien’s stories, it’s their bounce that he wanted us to enjoy.”

~C.R. Wiley, In the House of Tom Bombadil, p.XII

IF you are a fiction writer, ask yourself this question: Does your story have a joyful bounce? Is there a mysterious character that provides this? Or something else? But the important thing is: Does your story have any bounce in it that brings gratitude and joy at receiving its words? Provide your stories some bounce.