If a reader finds your voice condescending, chances are they will abandon your book. How to explain to readers entails giving them just enough information without telling them too much. The late, Nobel-winning author Doris Lessing effectively strikes this balance and her fiction can teach us a great deal about how to explain to readers.
What are the major challenges aspiring writers face? This is something we’ve been asking you in a poll on the blog recently and your responses have been informative and interesting. Many writers list confidence in writing as a challenge, so without further ado here are 21 quotes that will help you to persevere and finish writing your novel: