5 Things Your Readers Hate

1. AMBIGUITY Basically anything in your story that is uncertain or unclear, or puzzles the reader and really shouldn’t. This doesn’t, by the way, extend to the premise of a ‘whodunnit’ because ambiguity is a great tool used in the crime genre to create suspense.…

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  1. Thanks for this. I don’t always have the energy to write long, detailed reviews, but have felt too intimidated just to put “I enjoyed this”. Having read this, and realising how much I would appreciate even a simple “good read” written against my reviews, I’m going to have the courage to break the mould, and put short, positive reviews if I don’t feel up to writing more. I’ve shared this link on my Facebook page, and also put it on my author group. I’m hoping it might encourage people to review my books too.

  2. Hi Loretta, I hope the post is useful to you. Sometimes a little polite nudging helps.. I too have shared it on my Facebook page in the hope of eliciting a little response.

  3. Yup, Carla, you say things I wasn’t quite brave enough to ask. So I think it might help a lot. At least it has encouraged me to write short reviews when I don’t feel able to write more. It’s a great article.

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