|Scaffolding obscures a reader's focus|
And then there is laziness. The word may be a bit harsh—and pessimistic. I prefer to say that the writer isn’t quite there yet; she needs to write a half dozen more drafts and pay a little more attention to her craft. But like the other types of scaffolding, if this one isn’t removed, the narrative will never have energy, will never sing, and the reader will never sigh with joy.