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Weed Out Weaklings

Imagine sitting at your computer or (for the Luddites among us) at your typewriter. Your newest sparkling prose sits comfortably in view, and yet no matter how much you love every carefully crafted syllable, you still have an inkling that … Continue reading

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Declare war on “was.” How to write a novel — part 9

Let’s be clear from the start; I don’t like the word “was.” It’s evil. That said, I use it. Lord, do I ever. In fact, I probably use it too much. And the really sad thing is: I know better. … Continue reading

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