FOLLOW-UP on Blog: ‘TO TELL OR NOT TO TELL”

October 14, 2012

In answering the dilemma of how much plot to reveal in a description intended for marketing purposes, everything will fall into place simply by answering the question - Why should a person read this book?

Whatever it takes to answer this question will take care of the dilemma – I have found.

I  gave away critical aspects of the story. Did it help?  IT SOLD IT.

Here’s my answer to the question:

The issues in the novel THE PROVIDER concern the  concepts of The Woman of Valor and The Man of Good Heart. Should she marry a man who may never become a successful financial provider? Should a woman remain with a husband while she suspects he may not have what it takes to become a success? Both the woman’s and the man’s values are tested. And perhaps most importantly, success is measured.