Back in July, I wrote a post asking writers to please stop treating their readers like idiots. I encourage you to amble on over and take a gander at it, if nothing else because it really seemed to resonate with just about anyone who read it. If you don’t feel like it, though, here’s the upshot: Don’t dumb down your prose just because you’re afraid people won’t get it. Give your readers a little more credit. Quit worrying about how many people will read your book, and instead focus putting the best story out there for the people who will read your book.
I got to thinking about that post the other day, thinking that I really needed to do another post in my STOP TREATING YOUR READERS LIKE IDIOTS movement (because, yes, in my mind, it needs to be a movement). Then I realized that there was something even more important that we writers need to think about before we even start worrying about whether we’re treating our readers like grunting, monosyllabic, pseudo-humans. We need to worry about telling out story without constraints.
Intrigued? Want to read more? Check out my guest post at Carte Blanche by Amelia Curzon! Go on!