WRITING…A NOVEL…TAKES STRATEGY!!!!!
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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