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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: Stay in character

Something I catch as an editor fairly often — and even more as a reader — is a character acting out of character. Years ago I read The Silence of the Lambs, which I liked a lot, so I read … Continue reading

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