Now that I am reviewing books every week, I have spent mucho time scanning samples online.
Now I can overlook some formatting issues, but the appalling punctuation I am finding out there seriously has me bothered.
As indie authors, we have complete control over our work – our product. And like any product, it should be the absolute best you can produce, at this moment. Like any art form, the more you do it, the better you get at it. But while you’re spinning those stories out of your mind, do yourself a favor and keep them in the right framework.
Know that rule before you break it. Better yet – know all the rules. Imprint them in your head, type them up and paste them on your computer – whatever it takes to remind you that how you write is just as important as what you write.
If you don’t follow the basic rules and put that book out there with errors, your readers are going to let you know – often in the form of angry reviews. And those reviews can cost you.
Remember, the book you put out represents YOU. Now ask yourself – how do you want to be seen by future readers?
Make sure your answer is one you can live with for a long time.
Okay – rant over. Thanks for listening.
Until next time – write on, with style.