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Do You or Don't You?



As I struggle to finish WRITING my first book, I need some feedback: Do YOU read forewords, prefaces, front quotes, etc. when you read a novel for fun (as opposed to when you are ASSIGNED to read them, and so forced to pay attention to them...)?

Edit: Anyone wanting to SAMPLE before/after they comment, the story is "hiding" back at http://pandemo.livejournal.com/2001/01/

I began putting more polished bits in what I hoped was in order, one part per date. That way, by changing the date, I could rearrange the pieces as needed. As I edited, I added a date for when I last revised. Later on, some entries will have a WC (word count) feature, and some an RL (reading level).

(Yeah, I do NaNoWriMo.)

The current table of contents is a MESS at present. Avoid it.

Maybe I shouldn't post this... It sounds too much like a commercial...

-- Maybe I should. You all are GREAT commenters! If I ever want to publish, I *need* good quality feedback...

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darth_kittius
Aug. 3rd, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
Love your icon.

It's bad enough with the new novels. I'm a Harry Potter fan, and when HBP came out I read it like I read everything else -- page by page. Including the ToC. Well, it didn't take long to figure out what happened at the end! At least that saved me from staying up the whole night reading... I could put it aside and take my time because I already knew what happened. It's perhaps not the best habit, but I always read everything!
mencc1701
Aug. 3rd, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks, but isn't mine, as is the case with many of my icons.

Love yours too. ;)

I know what you mean, though... I've fallen into the trap of accidental spoilers from the ToC before, myself! Authors! Just use numbers! ;)

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