Friday, March 8, 2013

The joys of deletion

Today I'm the guest blogger at Lydia Sharp's blog, The Sharp Angle, where I dish about deletion and give six "common places to cut back a manuscript, should you find yours getting too wordy ..."

A sample:

"We don’t have to tell readers everything we know about our characters ... . Even when the history is directly relevant, a little mystery can be a good thing. If readers sense friction between two characters, that friction will pique their curiosity and raise the tension in the scene."

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