Unfortunately, because of current publishing models, many novels contain multiple errors and blunders. Even recommended books from BookBub and Amazon are often, in my opinion, not worth the time it takes to read them.
Over the next several weeks, I will be posting about my winter reads and citing examples from some of these novels. In the interest of full disclosure, many of these books were free, and some were only 99¢. Therefore, much of what I have endured is a direct result of getting books “on the cheap.”
Topics I am writing about include: editing, conventions, conceptual development, dialogue, anachronisms, research, reviews, backstory, setting, plot, adjective/adverb overload, clichés, writing for word count, point of view, backstory, protagonists, antagonists, and maybe a few other topics I decide to add (and not necessarily in the order listed).
Meanwhile, if you are writing, edit – edit – edit, and edit some more. Then, when you have completed your novel, hire a professional editor.