Many of us sang poet Robert Burns’ song “Auld Lang Syne” on January first.
Almost no one, however, remembers that those famous words mean “days gone by.” (I looked it up).
A friend tells me that she doesn’t like to read books that require her to keep a dictionary nearby so she can look up unfamiliar words.
She likes to read fiction for pleasure.
I found out that only half of Americans read at an Eighth Grade reading level.
And get this, when reading for fun and relaxation, people prefer to read TWO GRADE LEVELS BELOW what they are capable of reading.
You may want to keep this fact in mind if you are beginning to write a new book this year. In fact, I would suggest that before you publish the one you are currently writing, you pare down any difficult vocabulary.
Make your book a pleasurable read!