By: James Scott Bell @jamesscottbell
A friend alerted me this past week to an interesting "infographic" posted on Goodreads. The subject: Why readers abandon a book they've started. Among the reasons:
- Weak writing
- Ridiculous plot
- Unlikable main character
Makes sense, doesn't it? As I've stated here before, there is at least one "rule" for writing a novel, and that is Don't bore the reader!
So if I may channel my favorite commercial character, The Most Interesting Man in the World:
Find out the things readers don't like, then . . . don't do those things.
I thank you.
Okay, let's have a closer look.
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