Some great advice! It is important to maintain balance when describing or setting up a scene. Too much and the reader become bored; too little and the reader feels the story lacks meat or emotional impact! What is your opinion on this?
I’m not just focusing on my creative writing these days. As I’m beginning to do some editing and translation freelance work, I realize how much I love working with fiction, whether it’s mine or someone else’s. And I’m reminded of the mistakes I would make as a newbie writer–and still do from time to time, much more often than I’d like to admit, if I’m honest with myself. (That’s why editing is awesome.) Everyone knows that good editing involves a lot of moving things around and even more deletion. But why is that the case?
I can only speak for what I’ve learned from my own writing development and my own errors. And the things that I found myself deleting starting out were especially related to narrative segments. These sentences, and sometimes paragraphs, were: redundant/too detailed, or not interesting/not needed
REDUNDANCY/ TOO MUCH DETAIL
This is where adverbs are particularly…
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