Here’s a simple truth: if we want readers, then we have to write something that people want to read. This doesn’t mean we have to churn out cheesy drugstore romance novels just because there’s a huge market for them. But it does mean that we have to listen to our readers, or at least be open to their feedback.
If you’re an experienced, successful author—that is, you’ve published many books and they’ve done well—you probably have a pretty good grasp on what your readers want by now.
But if you’re a new author, especially if you’re writing your very first novel, it helps to understand what readers are looking for.
And who better to ask than…the readers themselves!
That’s where “Show and Tell” week comes in.
Here’s how to do it in 3 easy steps:
- Post a comment below
- Show us a link to the passage you’d like us to read
- Tell us what sort of feedback you’re open to (Plot ideas? Grammar? Dialogue? Character development?)
I’ll pick a winner when “Show and Tell” week is over!
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