The other day I finished a book and when my husband asked if it was good, my answer was a rather drawn out, “Yeeaaahhhh.” The story was interesting and the author had a pleasant, easy style. She’d done a nice job of showing me what the rooms looked like, what the characters were wearing, what the car looked like … you get the picture.
And that’s exactly what it was—a nice picture.
But that’s all it was.
That nice picture was behind a glass wall. As a reader, I was left admiring the world the author so carefully created from the outside. So “yeeaaahhhh” it was good but it’ll go in the read and forgotten pile.
That’s not the pile you want your books to go in.
What can you do to make sure your book doesn’t end up there? Don’t just paint a nice visual…
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