Thursday, March 7, 2013

Writing Briefly

Don't waste words.  Everything written should have two meanings.  Narrate and world or character-build at once.  Long dialogues must die.  Show don't tell, yet do it fast.  Replace adverbs even if it takes more words.  Adding description to dialogue tags saves a lot.  Sometimes "he blinked hard" is more valuable than "the slight shrug of his shoulders and widening of his eyes clearly protrayed his awe."  That is all.

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