Some very good advice. It’s all too easy to over explain things when writing a first (or even second, third or fourth) draft. If in doubt of how clear something is, get a friend who you trust to give honest feedback to take a look.
by Josh Langston
After all, they trusted you enough to buy your book.
Let’s back up a step or two. Just who are these people who took a chance on your ability to string nouns and verbs together in an entertaining fashion? Where did they come from? Surely, they can’t all be related to you in some way, can they? I think not.
Consider these woeful statistics excerpted from the Literacy Project Foundation (There’s plenty more to read on their website, and I urge you to spend some time there.):
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