Reader-Friendly Writing for Authors

Atwater's Tools for Authors Book 2 · Starwatch Press

About this ebook

Write better prose. Get better readers. A step-by-step guide to reader-friendly writing by author Olivia Atwater.

Readers enjoy a book more when they understand what’s going on—but a lot of common writing advice can make your prose more confusing for readers! Genre authors: Stop listening to writing advice from your peers in literary fiction, and start asking questions about how to make your writing more accessible to the general market.

In this short, accessible book, you will learn how readers process writing on a narrative level, on a paragraph level, and on a sentence level. You’ll also learn how to:

✓ Use the classic parlour scene to clarify more than just murder

✓ Help your busiest and most distracted readers keep up with your dialogue

✓ Cheat your way through gameshows using syntactic ambiguity

✓ Use the semi-colon as it was actually meant to be used

✓ Un-decapitate your headless clauses

✓ “Show, then tell”

This guide comes with several well-explained rules which you can immediately apply to your work, complete with before-and-after examples.

Learn Reader-Friendly Writing for Authors, and help your readers follow the story.


KEYWORDS: non-fiction, author advice, technical writing, writing help, writing for clarity, how to write clearly, writing advice, advice for writers, better writing

About the author

Olivia Atwater writes whimsical historical fantasy with a hint of satire. She lives in Montreal, Quebec with her fantastic, prose-inspiring husband and her two cats. When she told her second-grade history teacher that she wanted to work with history someday, she is fairly certain this isn't what either party had in mind. She has been, at various times, a historical re-enactor, a professional witch at a metaphysical supply store, a web developer, and a vending machine repairperson.

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