Stick to What Readers Want

In addition to writing, we authors read a lot, don’t we? And it’s no small wonder that when we read, we critique (even though we are reading for enjoyment, we just can’t help that instinct to do so).

So, here is what I am noticing lately: even though writers live by the mantra “show, don’t tell,” many revert back to telling when they write epilogues. It seems that in an effort to wrap things up nice and neat for their readers, they forget that the same rules apply to the epilogue as to the book as a whole.

This is just a reminder not to abandon our good writing habits at the end of our books. We need to give our readers excitement and great visuals that keep them loving our books to the very last word.


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