Always show, Never Tell.
FOR – Showing the reader certain things can make the writing more immersive and more emotive and all that other good stuff. Ya know, “my hands were shaking so bad I dropped the banana right by her feet. What an idiot.” is so much more engaging than “I dropped the banana and I felt nervous when The Pretty Girl was disgusted with me.”
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Here is a handy guide if you want to burn some money and/or give yourself a treat
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Today is my wedding anniversary… and I’m spending it in Bracknell with work. So I thought I’d at least write a blog post about all the fun things I remember from around the time I got married. Fun fact: we got married in Las Vegas in 2011, and way back when that was the whole inspiration for starting this blog. Whodathunkit?
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I suppose the ratings we give things differs from person to person. Here are what my ratings mean:
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I read 4 books this month. Which isn’t great. But I’ve been soooo busy!
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In which I discuss literary agents and also get interrupted by my many pets several times.
Write what you know
For: it makes sense, you know? If you want to write something authentic, what could be better than first hand experience?
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There will come a time in a writer’s life when word count needs to be lowered. Sometimes, verbose creatures that we are, we waffle. Here are some Totally Legit ways to lower your manuscript’s word count.
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I’ve come across a lot of writing advice over the years. Some of it is brilliant… some of it? Not so much.
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