The first sentence of this post is so true. Who wants to read something that is drab and lifeless or makes one prefer to watch paint dry? Certainly not me. I have come across books and even some movies where I was left wondering why the creators bothered with displaying their work to the public. Was it just to have something to add to a resume or some kind of dare? I tend to think it was the former.
Anywho, the tips in this post are great reminders on things to ensure when writing.
For the A-Z challenge, I am posting writing and editing tips to help you improve and enhance your writing.
B is for Boring, boring, boring….
Your job as a writer is to entertain, inform and engage your reader. If this isn’t your goal, then you may be in the wrong job. You don’t want to bore your reader or they’ll simply close your book and go and find another one on Amazon (there are millions to choose from after all). So how do you avoid sending your reader to sleep?
- Increase the pace. You can do this by using a variety of sentence and paragraph lengths. Short sentences will add drama, suspense and pace, moving your reader forward with your character.
- Get rid of passive voice. Passive voice can be too wordy and can put a distance between your reader and your words.
- Include drama, conflict and events. You’re writing…
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