More is less…

I am currently taking a course in editing, and I thought this gem shared by the professor was worth saving: "More is less." Cut as much as you can without losing meaning and you may have it. If you don't need the words for the poetry of the language and you don't need the words … Continue reading More is less…

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Watch out, that writer’s taking an info-dump!

This is another entry in my ongoing series identifying common problems in self-published novels. As a writer, you've got a terrific idea for an alien planet, a fantasy world or a dystopian future. You've worked out all the details, and you just know that no other writer has come up with something this creative or … Continue reading Watch out, that writer’s taking an info-dump!