George MacDonald wrote that “No teacher should strive to make others think as he thinks.” Mr. Kahaner makes a great case of why that also applies to writers.
How Readers are Cheated Out of their Imaginations
By Larry Kahaner
I read a lot of indie books. Let me rephrase that. I read the first few pages of a lot of indie books. Most are terrible, and it’s often clear from the get-go when they’re not going to get any better.
Artist: Igor Morski
I’ve railed about the lack of excellent indie authors (and also praised some glorious finds) so I won’t do it again here, but I do want to explain one of the most flagrant early giveaways that a book is gonna stink.
It is over-description, and lately I’m seeing a ton of it not only in indie authors but some traditionally-published writers as well.
Why do some authors insist on depicting the minute details of a house, a mountain a person? It’s annoying, exhausting and pegs them as amateurs.
There are a few reasons why…
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