They’re not psychic – Rule #15 of 32 Simple Rules to the Writing the Best Novel Ever


Jennifer M Eaton


I’m dissecting the article Hunting Down the Pleonasm, by Allen Guthrie, using it as a cattle prod to search for little nasties in my manuscript.  Yep, you can join in the fun, too.  Let’s take a looksee at topic #15

15: While it’s good to assume your reader is intelligent, never assume they’re psychic.

Ha!  You all KNOW exactly what I’m thinking all the time DON’T YOU??????

I am sooooo guilty of this that it’s not funny.  The thing is, that I can’t pick up on it myself.  This is where my beta readers are indispensable to me.

I know what I’m thinking, so a scene “looks” the way I want it in my head.  The problem is, I don’t always show or describe the scene to my readers. Since I have not mastered this myself, I cannot give great advice on it… but I can say that if your…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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