It’s almost two years since my feel good read A Way from Heart to Heart was published. I was looking over some old posts I’d written around release date, and I came across this one I wrote for American author friend Mary Waibel, about books that are “easy to read”. When I’m writing, I spend a lot of time and effort making sure my readers don’t have to work hard when they read my books. I make sure the story flows and that readers never have to go back and check a scene or re-read a sentence to puzzle out what it actually means. Making a story “easy to read” is hard work.
My latest release, Felicity at the Cross Hotel, has also attracted reviews that call it “an easy read”. While I’m glad about that – that’s exactly what I work so hard to achieve – I wonder sometimes do readers think it must be a lesser book because it flows easily?
Here’s the guest post I wrote for Mary’s blog in full. I’d love to know your comments!
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Writing an Easy Read, by Helena Fairfax
Today, Helena Fairfax is stopping by with a special guest post on writing an easy read. If you’ve never read any of Helena’s books, you’re really missing out on some truly wonderful, sweet romances. And now, here’s Helena!