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Reflection on words

I am still waiting for final word from my beta reader, and so while I'm waiting I'm giving The King's Heart another read-through. Finding errors, correcting things I don't know how I missed the first time, etc. As I'm reading it, I keep thinking back to a review I read about a month ago. The reviewer didn't seem to like the purple prose in the book. I was ignorant of the term, but the reviewer included a passage from the book. Granted, the book didn't seem interesting to me because it's a regency, but I absolutely LOVED the writing style. I found myself so immersed in the descriptions...it was a joy! However, I'm sure that people think The King's Tale is filled with the purple prose, and so will the sequel.

It just made me realize that the old adage "to each his own" is so very true.


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Aug. 15th, 2011 09:09 am (UTC)
I think you're always going to get reviewers who will love your style and others who don't. It's preference but a good story and characters will see it through whatever. It's more important to write the way and in the style that reflects you, not a reviewer.

Re those read throughs, I'm convinced that it doesn't matter how often you go through there's always something you miss that you don't know how you did. It's the nature of the beast.
Aug. 15th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
True! And I'm going to keep writing the way I write, because I like it. I find it frustrating, however, when people knock a book because they don't like the writing style. In my opinion, they should just opt not to read the book and say "It's not for me" rather than make an issue out of it. But...that's just me, and I'm weird like that some times ;)

And I know that even after a book is published (like The King's Tale, for example) there are typos involved. :(
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