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In Honor of Valentine’s Day

I present to you K.I.S.S.

Now you may be asking yourself, what does K.I.S.S. stand for?

It is really simple idea…..I was originally told this in reference to leading Cub Scouts –

K = Keep
I = It

S = Simple
S = Silly

It was told to me – keep it simple stupid!

I was a little taken-a-back by someone calling me stupid, so – I change it to silly, which is a little easier to digest. I don’t want to be rude or offend anyone so I change it silly.

When I sit down to write my Kindle books, I try to remember that although, as a Writer, my vocabulary may be large and include words that are difficult to say, impossible to spell, and even more difficult to understand, not everyone will share in my enthusiasm for Big Words.

Expanding our vocabulary is a wonderful idea as a Writer, but, if our readers must reread our text, or they are having a hard time understanding our text we are doing ourselves and our readers an injustice.

We need to keep our readers engaged, included, and most importantly entertained without having to go look up words on Google.

Ask yourself this question – when was the last time you were reading a book and came across a word you didn’t know that was important to understand what the Writer was talking about?

I don’t know about you, but I read a lot of books, and cannot remember the last time I had to Google a word to find out what it meant.

When we follow the K.I.S.S. Principal we can rest assured that we are doing a service to our readers, and to our books or blogs.

People inherently want to be able to follow along with the storyline without having to dig into a dictionary.

So, I challenge you today, in honor of Valentine’s Day to –

K = Keep
I = It

S = Simple
S = Silly

Until next time – I wish for you Success!

 

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