There are only so many ways to do things right in creating a
book. But there an infinitum of ways to mess it up. Nothing we—or the brilliant likes
of the bestsellers—write completely escapes every mistake and pitfall. But some
of those mistakes are more costly than others. Let’s take a look at the top
twenty-five ways we can blow our books right into our readers’ burn barrels. (Click the
asterisk at the end of each pitfall to learn more about how to identify and
Tell me your opinion: What’s the biggest factor that blows a book for you as a reader?
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Story by K.M. Weiland