The Pros and Cons of Publishing Posthumously
Part 14: Know Your Market, Zombies and the Reading Dead
Multi-syllabic words are a big turnoff for the Reading Dead. Small words are best, and using a larger typeface can be especially helpful for deceased readers. Plots about “brains,” though somewhat overused, remain a perennial favorite among this target audience. Dialogue tag lines with adverbs are an unnecessary literary device. For example, “Arrhhhhh,” he said dutifully, seems superfluous in all cases.