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To write something that connects on a universal level, concentrate on specifics. Small truths are easier for readers to identify ...
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One key to compelling fiction is in how details are conveyed. Not everything warrants description—only details that matter to the ...
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If you write knowing how the story will end, you’ll deprive readers of the tension that comes from putting obstacles ...
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One editor’s technique to add narrative tension, deepen characterization, and force you to think past the original boundaries of a ...
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To Avoid Rejection, Take the Writer Out of the Story
Experienced editors look for a story so engrossing the reader forgets that he’s reading—story in which the author’s voice seems ...
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