As a curious counterpoint to yesterday’s lesson, today we learn that a good story can be damaged by weak editing.
What I gleaned about the story: Some kind of paranormal thriller about a body guard for hire with the ability to sense residual memories of strong emotions in a place.
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Analysis: This one felt like it had a good story going, with interesting characters, and I suspect that it would have gone the distance, if not for those pesky slivers. They just kept catching at my attention as I tried to glide by. I can forgive the occasional gaffe. We all have them. But more than one per minute? This book would benefit greatly from a real editor. And while we’re on the subject, a real cover would do wonders, too.
Note: Some people may feel that I’m being overly harsh. Hey, a good story is all that matters, right? But I disagree. Keeping a reader immersed in your story is vital to the reading experience, and that means a smooth ride. A Batman pole is all kinds of fun, but not if it keeps giving you slivers.