The Basic Thing About Writing That Authors Always Get Wrong

Brooke Schwartz
3 min readJun 10, 2022

So, here I am, reading a book about marriage like the good little Jewish girl I am, and I get annoyed. I always get annoyed while reading books, because authors are always doing the same thing wrong. I found this on Quora, I find it on Medium, and now I find it in books: authors don’t trust the intelligence of their own readers.

Let’s dissect this. What am I even saying? Well, when you’re reading something, it’s not hard to figure out what the important bits are; they jump out in your head whether you want them to or not. The…

Brooke Schwartz

Professional writer, editor, and tutor; social justice advocate; Orthodox Jew; dedicated Grammar Auror