Friday Writing Question


Check out this great post from Harmony Kent via the Story Empire blog that asks: Can you ignore technical issues in a novel if the story is a great one?

Story Empire

Hello SErs. Harmony here for another Friday Writing Question. After years of reading books and enjoying so many different authors, I then began writing and publishing for myself. At some point, I re-read some of my old favourite books. And therein lies today’s question …

Can you ignore technical issues in a novel if the story is a great one?

For me, it often feels as if becoming a published writer–and going through a huge learning curve in the process–has spoilt me (to a degree) as a reader. These days, I find it incredibly difficult to ignore spelling and grammatical errors, especially if they abound. One or two are fine, of course, but too regular an occurrence, and I usually don’t manage to finish the read. I’ve seen some real gems of a book that have been ruined by a lack of basic proofreading. And that includes traditionally published famous…

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