I am nearly sure that, you, as the public are anxious to hear why I write the way that I write. (Sure I am, not) This is just an explanation and not an excuse.
My simplistic writing – not everyone has a high school education or has gone to college. Some of us don’t remember our English teacher’s name, let alone grammar. It has been over half a century since I went to school. I know I am not alone in this. I respect those who have retained this information and applaud their accomplishments. BUT, yes, that ever present “but”, there are so many who like to read, but find it boring or tedious, to try to plow through all the adjectives, the ten letter words, and the French sayings that they quit reading. I do not want my readers put off, because of that. I want them to relax and enjoy what I write. Some may not, I cannot write for everyone.
My simplistic characters – I do not overly-describe my characters. I want my readers to decide for themselves what the characters look like. I give them hair color and vague height and eye color, if I feel like it. Not all of us like the same type of person. Your dream guy may be a hunk, slender built, or an average Joe with the face of an angel. It’s their words; their actions and the story that makes them come to life in your mind. Just pick your favorite fantasy guy and go with that. Seriously, I would take that overly tanned fellow and suggest he use sunscreen before he got skin cancer, but that’s just me. The same goes for my female characters; they could be you, a favorite cousin, or that cheerleader from high school that mocked you.
You do know that I am not a great writer; I would never claim to be. I do like what I write and that is what is important to me. I am S. J. Qualls and I thank you for reading… anything!