Writing Tip — 65


Advice given by a great editor or critiquer is not attempting to change your writing voice or writing style. They are helping you to strengthen your writing voice; helping you to remove the unneeded fluff and details from your story. The reader doesn’t need to know step by step how a character enters a house, or gets into a car and starts it. They don’t need to know every piece of furniture in the room or what items are found on a character’s desk or dresser. Readers have an imagination, so let them use it. When you load down your story with laundry lists of descriptions, routes taken by a character when driving, or what they do when they wake up each day, you bog the story down and risk losing the reader from boredom. Tighten the prose and let the story flow, writers. Don’t create a log jam with boring details.

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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8 Responses to Writing Tip — 65

  1. Yashi Tripathi says:

    Thanks for thenadvoce

  2. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Another excellent tip from Anna Dobritt

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