Thursday, March 15, 2012

If It's Boring to You, It's Boring to Your Reader

I got this topic from the post Ms. Sasser posted onto the Google+ site. It caught my eye because I also agree with it. I feel as though if I can't relate to someones writing as the reader and it's not interesting then it's boring. I also feel that way about my own writings. When given an assigned book from the professor that must be read and an assigned book report I feel under pressure. Even though in my last blog post I stated I like the feeling of being under pressure because I work harder, but this is different. Unless the book is interesting and I enjoy reading it and can also relate to then I feel like my writing will not be boring. I cannot tell you how many times I have read assigned books and even books of my own choice and they end up being boring. If the book is boring I just put it down and let it collect dust. I'm also the kind of person to judge the book by its cover. I know that it's wrong and I shouldn't do that but I do. If the book cover looks boring then I won't give the book the time of day. "Never Judge A Book By Its Cover", I've heard that saying for years and years. I understand what it means, but I think that if the author of a book is writing an outstanding piece of work then I believe the book cover should be outstanding as well. To attract the attention of the reader like myself. If I had to write a mini-book for a class assignment, I would decorate the cover to make it very appealing to the eye. In some cases I will make the cover more exciting then the writing itself.
I personally like books that are about real life, like my favorite book, "A Child Called It". That book is far from boring and the cover shows a little boy that's been through hell and back, and you can see it in his eyes. The cover and the title caught my attention so I gave it a chance. Come to find out I feel in love with it and that's how it became my favorite book. It's far from boring. So I do agree with the title, "If It's Boring to You, It's Boring to You Reader". I refuse to write a paper that's boring to me because the audience will put it down and let it collect dust like I do with books.


  1. Do not begin a post with the “I chose this because…” you should just jump right into what you want to say. Also you should always link to the article you are talking about. However, I did like your post. I agree writing something that you care less about is almost like pulling teeth to write. But, as writers we have to learn how to be broader with our writing preferences, and pull through the writing the best we can.

  2. I won't say if i'm given a boring topic I won't write the paper. Although, I do agree with you about the book covers. I find it very difficult to write papers that are uninteresting. Most authors should take into consideration if their literature is top notch, then their covers should also be up to par. I've found one book thats better than it's cover, Invisible Man.

  3. I love the book "A Child Called It", even though it's sad. I agree with your post. If I write an article and its boring to me, than it's definitely going to be boring to readers. My writing has to be able to capture my attention before my readers.