Really inspirational blog-post, and right on time!
At some point in our ongoing discussion about style and fiction, I knew I needed a post about reader response to style, because it’s such a tricky subject and so difficult to plan for.
The most important points from today’s post aren’t novel ideas. In fact, I’d be shocked if this is the first place you’ve heard them. Still, every now and then it’s important to remind ourselves of the obvious, lest we find ourselves slipping into the trap of perfectionism or trying to be a “pleaser.”
The major things to remember concerning your readers and your style, whatever that style may be, are these:
- No matter how you write, or how well you construct your novel, you will never, ever please everyone.
- I repeat, no matter how good your book is, some people who pick it up won’t belong to your target audience or won’t like on principle the…
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