Style Blunders in Fiction—by Jodie Renner
Style Blunders in Fiction
No, I’m not talking about the fashion police coming after you. I’m talking about those little errors and bad habits that creep into your manuscript, weaken your message, and add up to an overall feeling of amateurish writing. The good news is that, unlike the more critical creative flow of ideas for plot and characters, these little bad habits are easy to correct, resulting in a much more polished, compelling manuscript.
1. Take out wishy-washy qualifiers, like quite, sort of, almost,...
For all 12 of the tips, with examples, click here.
Also, I've got a blog post up on Crime Fiction Collective today on the topic: