Changing Literary Styles (Part One)

Joan Hall has a very good post on Store Empire today, dealing with current trends in writing styles. It’s interesting and informative, and I highly recommend you check it out. Most writers will want to stay on top of these trends in order to help their books become as popular as possible. Stop by and see what you think, then please consider sharing so others can enjoy this one, too. Thanks, and thanks to Joan for helping us see just how much writing styles have changed over time. 🙂 ❤

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today on this first day in June. Reading is still one of my favorite past times. There’s nothing like curling up on the sofa on a rainy day with a good book in hand.

Since becoming an author, I tend to read with a more critical eye, looking for ways I can improve my own work

Writing styles have changed over the years. Our vocabulary and choices of words are different than what they were a hundred or more years ago. People’s attention spans are much shorter, perhaps in part to the introduction of television in the mid-twentieth century. These days texting and instant messaging have become the norm. We like to keep communication short and sweet. Things that were once acceptable in writing are frowned upon these days.

Consider the opening paragraph from Last of The Mohicans, written in 1826 By James…

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