How do readers find authors whose writing styles are a perfect fit for their tastes?
Some readers say they enjoy beautifully-written descriptions of landscape and weather, creating striking visuals and immersing them in the story’s setting. Others want little in the way of setting or character backstory to distract them. Plot and dialog are their focus. They want to dive right into the story.
Is finding an author compatible with your tastes hit-or-miss? Or is there an easier way to discover authors you’d enjoy reading?
May I suggest?
- Ask for recommendations from friends who are aware of your specific tastes.
- Read book reviews.
- Read authors’ descriptions of their own books in which they will often say, something like, “Fans of (author’s name) will love this book.”
- Read books which have won contests that focus on the specifics you are looking for.
- Use the computer search bar, typing in key words.