Crafting a good book takes a lot of hard work.
Crafting a great book demands even more.
I want every novel I write to be better than my last one. That’s intimidating, but very possible as long as I continue to push myself to grow as a writer. I believe writers are born with talent, but exceptional writing comes from studying craft … and studying some more. Writers with discipline and dedication will quite often outpace those who depend solely on talent every time they sit down to write.
Our job as writers is to give the reader an emotionally satisfying experience, but that experience is in jeopardy if the reader begins to skim.
Why does a reader skim?
Because the words become boring. There are two opportunities to bore a reader even ...