Booking Through Thursday – Rewrite that!
This week’s question is: Ever read a book you thought you could have written better yourself?
(GASP!) That’s my question! Oh my god! I’m going to have to go through everybody’s answers now and see what you all said. I asked this because I wanted to know how many of us book readers were also writers and how that might affect how we read a book. If something in a book doesn’t seem smooth or as defined as we think it should be, does the inner-writer think that if the author had just done this or that then it would have been so much better?
I know I do! If I come across something that seems odd, I think I would have just tossed that part out. Or if there is a section that is just too confusing, I think how a rewrite would have cleaned that right up. I sometimes rewrite whole sections of books in my head. It’s like my worst bad habit. You almost want to reach through the page and move around the words and then shake the author shouting “What were you thinking!” It must be the writer in me. Won’t shut up for anything.
Posted on March 22, 2012, in book meme, Booking Through Thursday and tagged book game, book meme, booking through thursday, meme, meme for book bloggers, random questions. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.