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You’re Too Picky

Posted by imthewritegirl on February 10, 2015 in advice, authors, Editing, show don't tell, Uncategorized, Writer, Writing, writing and editing |

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. At least for me it’s disturbing. It’s the, “You’re being too picky” trend. In other words, people tell me that because I’m an editor, I notice things others don’t, and because most readers don’t care about these things, I should just get over it and stop correcting them. To that […]

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Viewpoint (Showing, Not Telling)

Posted by imthewritegirl on June 9, 2013 in Editing, show don't tell, Uncategorized, Writer, Writing |

We’ve all heard about “showing, not telling” when it comes to writing, but I’d like to talk about one aspect in particular. With many beginning writers, I’m struck by how they wax poetic for paragraphs on end about…a living room. They proceed to describe, in detail, the exact shade of the color of the couch, […]

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