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Whittling Words

“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say ‘infinitely’ when you mean ‘very.’ Otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.” C.S. Lewis Wordy writing — we’ve all been guilty of … Continue reading

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Filter Free

“As a fiction writer you will often be working through ‘some observing consciousness.’ Yet when you… ask readers to step back and observe the observer — to look at rather than through the character — you start to tell-not-show and … Continue reading

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Write Constantly

I know, I know. There’s so much advice out there about writing: the handbooks, magazines, conferences, Web sites! You could easily spend all your time reading about writing instead of writing. Consider the magazines alone: Poets & Writers, The Writer, … Continue reading

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