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Advice on writing fiction

Develop an interesting story that your readers will like, and that you will enjoy telling. Have at least one likeable character, and preferably several. Villains can be likeable. Every character needs a distinct voice. Characters should learn. Show, don’t tell. Avoid lazy words. Make a general plan and fix it up as you go. Set…

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lazy words

amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, and so on let me decide for myself if something is astonishing or astounding amazing means you stand and stare at something, not necessarily because it’s neato breathtaking brilliant chilling effervescent egregious . . . this word means “out of the flock”, or outstanding, which can be good or bad; it…

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