Altered Perception via Didi Oviatt’s

I really found this post exceptional in every way. We have to understand that while some readers love a particular author’s book, other may dislike it intensely.
A wonderful, insightful post, that I believe explains a lot; make sure the title of a novel reflects the content of your novel and that even the antagonist must have one redeeming quality. 


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If you were to take three people and put them all in the same room, and then give them all the exact same book to read; then I’d imagine the results would go something like this:

imagesPerson #1 (we’ll call her Betty) will dive right in. She’ll be sitting up straight with eyes wide, and slightly moving her lips in excitement while she reads. Betty will occasionally bounce her knee as she tries to contain the building energy, and then at the end of the book her lip will turn up in a satisfied smirk. After nodding her head in agreement with the way the plot line unfolded, Betty will sit back, fold her arms, and recall her favorite parts of the book. Patiently, she’ll wait for the other two slow pokes in the room to finish up.

Person #2 (She’ll be Joan) will sink into the seat provided, wiggling at the waist and shrugging her shoulders until her body is completely relaxed.  She really only came…

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7 thoughts on “Altered Perception via Didi Oviatt’s

  1. I so agree with this. It’s why I rarely recommend a book. I will answer honestly if you ask what book I liked but I know my reading tastes are so different than others. I just finished “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman and his other book, “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry.” They took a bit to get into but I ended up loving them both. But so many would not enjoy that kind of story even though I thought they were quite lovely.


    • Yes, and thank you for commenting! 🙂 All of us have particular interests in books, writing style, readability, and wish lists were books are concerned. I love books that have cadence, atmosphere, lovely descriptions of the time and place and of course a strong moral imperative. What made you love “A Man Called Ove”? Karen 🙂


      • I think it was how the Universe conspired to make this old, widowed codger love life again. At every turn, something happened to move him from despair to participation with life.


      • Thank you and it does sound so interesting and very pertinent considering how many people do feel they are no longer important or needed. That just breaks my heart as an RN, because their hearts seem broken when the best years of their lives are ahead of them. Karen

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      • It was a delightful read once I figured out the direction it was going. The other story was written from a fairy tale fashion but quickly you could see the noble direction it was going as well.


  2. Thank you Charles, for lovely comment, I am truly humbled by your praise as would anyone be, considering that you are a highly esteemed Professor and a successful author too! Karen Anna 🙂


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