S9E2 – Wasting the Reader’s Time

There are some crimes people can commit that aren’t punishable by law. This series is dedicated to those involved with writing, whether they be committed by the author or the readers. To be clear, this series isn’t designed to help writers better create crimes (murder, theft, etc.) within their novels. The kinds of crimes we’ll talk about range from boring the readers to abusing the control you have over the book and characters.

In a world where instant gratification is standard and entertainment is delivered constantly, writers need to take extra caution. It is no longer a time where an author can spend three pages describing a tree because it is no longer a world where readers have little other choice for entertainment. To waste the reader’s time is a crime that will not gain authors any favor or return customers.

First aired April 6, 2020.

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