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Writer Wednesdays: Don’t Overexplain

One issue a lot of writers seem to have is overexplaining. They describe a situation, they describe the character’s expression, they tell us what the character says … and then they tell us why the character has that expression and … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: Hyphenating adverbs correctly

Adverbs are a pain in the butt. Do you hyphenate or not? Here’s some basic rules: 1. Don’t hyphenate┬ácompound adjectives —┬ámodifiers — that contain adverbs. “He was a highly acclaimed actor,” not “highly-acclaimed.” Why? Because the -ly lets readers know … Continue reading

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