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Practicing Revision

I think daily revisions are important. I don’t mean revise as you write. That’s a delaying tactic and you will never finish a rough draft that way. I mean practicing. Yes, practice makes perfect is a cliché for a reason.

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Read your story aloud and pay close attention to the dialog. Reading the story aloud lets you hear the dialog as it would sound if your character were a real person and all had your voice or that of the

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The Most Important Element of Plot

So which plot element is most important? I think it is a dead heat. Setting is important because it gives us a sense of where we are. We aren’t floating in a vacuum we are in a place. Characters are important

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