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Glossaries

Inspired by David Louis Edelman:

Why would an intelligent and engaged reader object to seeing lengthy glossaries and appendices in the back of a novel?

It’s a sign that the author is taking themself too seriously.
1(3.3%)
It’s a sign that the author is really in dire need of a good editor.
1(3.3%)
It’s a sign that the author is falling prey to unnecessary complexity.
0(0.0%)
It’s a sign that the author is too lazy to introduce these terms organically into the body of the story.
1(3.3%)
It’s a sign that either the author, the editor, or the publisher don’t trust the reader’s intelligence enough to remember the important terms in the story.
2(6.7%)
None of the above.
12(40.0%)
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