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The Curse of Backstory

Of all the story-writing sins committed by beginning writers, by far the worst consists of dumping a trailer-load of backstory on the unsuspecting reader. Fortunately, this error becomes clear almost immediately, at least to the reader.¬†As an editor, this practice … Continue reading

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Never shoot a reviewer. How to write a novel–part 30

Read that title again, then go ahead and chuckle. You probably think I’m kidding. Okay, I am. Sorta. But not if you’re truly¬†sensitive about your writing. If all you want to hear is praise when it comes time to find … Continue reading

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