In his novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson has his character, the Mad Hatter,  pose a riddle at the Tea Party.

Over the years the question has busied the minds of many readers and fans of the book despite Dodgson giving a less than satisfactory answer after being pestered for several years.

In presenting this riddle—if something unanswerable as this was can be considered one—Dodgson created a stir that expanded beyond the covers of his book.   In addition to the amazing scenery and wild characters, of the novel, readers were given a problem to carry away with them at the close of the book.

Finding a way to leave your audience with a riddle, whether it be traditional or esoteric, leaves the reader with an aftertaste—and hopefully a good one—that creates interest in the next story, volume or novel.

Finding a way to titillate, to embroil, is one key to greatness in writing.


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