Tales from the Street.
This is an update to a couple of previous articles. My on line tutor told me that I could never write a saleable story. I bet he is kicking himself now, I have sold more this weekend than he has in the last 15 years.
This proves to me that too much education is a great hindrance, you tend to think on a level above the average buyer. The average buyer is like you and I, they probably never had a good education. Spent their lives working and raising a family, all they want is a good read. Sentence structure is not an issue as long as it reads well and has the action to pull you along with the story.
I agree with my friend Jack Eason, when he speaks about “Literary snobs.” As we discussed publishers think a name will sell a book. They are wrong, a name will catch the eye. It is the story that sells the book.