This is an example of why people do not take self-published authors seriously. The number of errors and formatting issues were prevalent throughout the entire text, interrupting the flow and causing me, the reader, to wonder what the author was trying to convey; or, at the very least, how it was she was trying to convey her meaning. I felt as if I were reading something written by an inexperienced child who merely threw together a string of sentences without thinking through the purpose of her writing. This one sentence can demonstrate nearly everything that is incorrect with this author’s writing technique, although it isn’t the only example I provide:
Unfortunately, this author’s writing shows a lack of experience with the written word. There are so many errors that reading it is a trial. The dialogue, incorrectly formatted, is childish and the overall story lacks cohesion. This is an instance in which the author should seek out an editor to correct the myriad errors. In its current condition, I cannot recommend anyone read it.
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My name is Barbara Woster. I am an author, business owner, and an educator. Writing is my passion, but I also enjoy providing insight for aspiring authors. Additionally, I review work by other writers upon request. To have your book reviewed, simply get in touch.