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11 Reader Tips for Writers

Posted on Aug 23 by

For new writers it can be tricky to know what to focus on. In a sea of rules and guidelines, what are the most important elements to perfect first? This week I’m teaching a continuing education session at ACFW, so I asked readers what they would tell new writers if they had the chance. This was a savvy group of responses. I hope you find it helpful! Want to write compelling #fiction? @cara_putman shares 11 tips from readers. #amwriting Click To Tweet Description: One thing that is a drawback for me is if I feel like the writer could say something very simply, but I can tell that they are trying to use more words or fancier words, than are necessary. It is one thing to paint an image or convey an idea with strong vocabulary, but another if you are trying to force something that isn’t really there… don’t try to just fill a page or use complicated vocabulary if that doesn’t come naturally to you. Think about your audience and think about how you would tell the...

Shadowed by Grace

“I hope you know what you’re doing, Justice.”
“I do.” She put as much force behind the word as she could without shouting.
He leaned back in his chair, unlit cigar poised to punctuate a thought. “You’ve got talent. A way with that camera.”
She stroked the case, feeling as if it extended from her, a natural extension.

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