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Readers are Forgiving

Writers have rules. They may not be carved in stone; they can be bent, broken, circumvented, but they’re still general guidelines that we’re supposed to follow. Generally. For the most part, readers don’t know this. They know what genre they … Continue reading

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A Law of Physics–er, Writing

“He eyed her from head to toe.” “She hit him.” “He smirked.” “She thought he called her a name.” Sounds like a scene in a novel, doesn’t it? In truth, these lines are derived from different novels in which the … Continue reading

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POW! CRASH! BOOM!

Remember the old Batman series? When the action intensified, the screen would fill with jagged speech bubbles holding sound effects typed in bold, vivid letters, with black, commanding explanation points. POW! The bubbles always popped on the screen to the … Continue reading

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