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Please stop the "jump" requests

Can writers across MHR please stop asking people to "jump" with them at the end of the their story opening? And don't think that by trying to creatively involve "jump" into the way you ask them that you've remedied this request. If you've written something worthwhile, you don't have to ask anyone to read more -- they will because your writing has compelled them. I know this is a relatively small style issue but I find it annoying. Trust what you've written. If the people don't jump, improve your writing. **Addendum** To clarify: I understand the need for a jump as a function of the site. I am not (and never was) arguing against that. I am asking for (as Rodney A succinctly puts it below), an end to the "cheesy pickup line" version of trying to encourage readers to keep reading your story after the jump by pointing it out in your story. To me, it sticks out and either says the reader doesn't get it or you don't trust your writing. Full disclosure: My bias comes from my background and job as a filmmaker and journalism instructor where I am constantly editing out inefficiencies in the story and structure.

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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