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How Outlining Can Bring Out Voice

Editor Gabriela Lessa explains how to use outlining to generate a strong voice for your characters.
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How to Identify and Remove Trivial Detail From Your Stories

Writers are often advised to fill their scenes with rich detail—to show, not tell. However, taken too far, you can clutter or bloat your story with too much irrelevant description.