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

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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