Though we hear of these two things ever so often, we still do not pay attention to it. Thanks for the reminder, Elizabeth.
Ooo, great reminder! Another good one is: does the character have a clear want. Easy to overlook that one. :)Thanks for sharing!
I've got much better at spoting repetition and over-explaining things. Thank you for reminding about the other two!
Great questions. I seem to be constantly asking myself your second one. Thanks.
Yes, I've learned to ask these questions, but sometimes it still takes someone else (beta reader) to answer them.
Oh I love these questions to ask while editing!!! Definitely worth remembering!! Thank you! Take carex
Love the page :)
Tell me about the painting of the indians above? Is it a book cover? If it is I want to read it.
excellent questions - thank you!
Oh. Absolutely excellent. Even I can remember those :)
I have to ask myself the second question quite often.In answer to your question, I would never reject you.
Amazing questions! I need to remember those. Thank you!!
I have a JUNKYARD full of data dump that has been edited out of my MS. I can always use some of these parts and pieces down the road on other books I'm writing.
Two very good things to think about! Thanks for sharing. :)
Great questions! I try to remember them, but it's nice to have the reminder!
Excellent advice, Lizzie! I need to remember that first one, especially. =D
That's a very simple way of looking at it, and very true.
THose are great questions to ask.CD
Rachna, I try to remember them. I wrote them down on 'sticker paper' and put them on the border of my laptop so that they would always scream at me as I write. But like Em-Musing said, I need someone to point out if I have too much going on, because I might certainly think that what I have moves the story forward. *sigh*Shannon, so true! Yes, it's important to always clarify the character's goal. Thank you! :))Ellie, I'm better at filing down repetition, but as far as over-explaining things *cringe* I just crashed and burned at our Open Mic Night yesterday. So embarrassing. *blushing*Salarsen, thank you! So true, it's a good way of keeping important stuff in and non out. ;)Em-Musing--amen! I find them invaluable! Great one!Jennifer, you're welcome! I'm glad you will. :)Bryan, thank you!!! :)Ceil, I wish it was a book cover. Sorry. :( It's gorgeous, isn't it? It strikes my fancy to write a romance novel off of that. Should I? ;)Angela, thank you! <3Marcy, you're welcome, I hope it helps. :)Carol, great! Thank you for visiting. :DShari, *hugs* Thank you. I'll email you. I have something to share with you as well.Colene, you're welcome! I hope they help. :DStephen--so true! Beautiful writing is beautiful writing. I love that idea. Thanks for sharing that. :)Aubrie, thank you! :)Anastasia, you're welcome! :) I hope it works fine for you.Laura, thank you. :) I tend to run away with detail on deepening the character. *blush* I think beta readers are excellent!Kim, thank you. :)Clarissa, thanks! :)
Two great reminders. Thanks, Elizabeth!
Ah, I so need to apply these questions to my writing. Thanks!
Hi, Elizabeth! You're welcome! :)Elana! A good thing to have, aren't they? You're welcome.
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