Reading progress update: I've read 160 out of 270 pages.

Strongheart's Woman: A Romance set in the Daniel's Fork Universe (Before Daniel's Fork Book 1) - Zeecé Lugo

I read this in an interview with author Zeecé Lugo here:


Her answer to the specific writing style question is exactly how I would describe her writing.


Do you have a specific writing style?

Yes. Someone recently reviewed one of my books, and he said that my writing is “tight, action-packed prose.” I aim for as much as 80-90 % dialogue. My descriptions are specific, vivid, and in key places. My language is more formal than everyday English, fewer contractions, but also more musical, rhythmic.


Do you have any advice for other writers?


 I hear authors tell others not to use adverbs, never repeat a word in a page, don’t use semicolons, write every day, bla, bla, bla. Go grab the latest best seller and see if the author followed those rules. He or she probably didn’t. Our advice is colored by our opinions, and we always think those are right. We forget that writing is an art. My only advice: write. Do it your way, and you’ll end up with something unique. Then get an editor who understands your voice. If you want generic, cookie-cutter writing, then by all means, chuck the adverbs, semicolons, and sit at the computer everyday at 8 am.