Wednesday, January 22, 2014

5 Mistakes Authors Make that Lose Their Readers

For all you busy bees out there (like me), here's a short and useful post for all of you to take to heart when writing. It's brief - easy and quick to skim through - yet  quite helpful! So... there you go!

Having problems with your novel or series because you are losing readers (as they may simply be too confused or lost while reading your work)?
Make sure you don't suffer from the following vital points:

  • Extreme grammar or spelling errors that detract from the story and simply lose the reader.
  • Inconsistencies in your writing (either the point of view or tense constantly changes, or details and ideas don't agree with one another) that lose your reader.
  • Illogical actions by the character that are unbelievable and unrealistic and thus not taken seriously.
  • Unanswered questions.
  • A dragging plot that does not seems to lead anywhere at all, thus boring and losing the reader on the way.

Having seen my previous posts, you most likely already have methods in which to fix the above problems. If you are yet unsure, you are always welcome to leave a comment below or check out my previous posts.

Also check out Rachel Randall's "5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Fiction Series", where several similar problems are discussed in more depth.

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