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 ..."
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."