I’ve read books in the past that were over 300 pages long. The subject was interesting to me and I hung in there until the end. Some of the books I read were laborious to get through because the author was either repetitive with their point or they used too many words to express a thought. There were other books that captured me to the point where I didn’t realize I had read 400 or more pages.
As a writer, I specialize in getting to the point and sticking to it. I don’t think that I will ever write a 400 page book. As a writer, I want readers to get a quick understanding about the subject presented and to enjoy the read. I realize that they bought my book or read my article because it had something in it of interest.
Today’s busy and instant society rarely has time to engage in a long read unless they have found a book worthy of their time and attention. In taking that into consideration, I keep my wring simple and straight to the point. I did receive a book review once where the reader stated that they wished my book was a little longer, because in their opinion, it was a good read.
Writers have the task of grabbing the interest of the reader and taking him or her on a journey that teaches, informs, and leaves them wanting more. It is not an easy task, but it is one that I will achieve!