Ryan M. Church

Three Things Authors Overlook When Writing Fiction

In Uncategorized on December 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

reminder-965820-mThere are some tactics and tendencies writers tend to abuse–we talked about a handful last time–but there are also techniques and approaches that writers don’t take full advantage of. I’d love to start a discussion about some of those things today.

Some items in this list are more emotional/ mental, dealing with how we approach our writing. One is more practical (at least in application). But they are all things I know I, at least, tend to undervalue or pass over.

1. DON’T OVERLOOK THE READER’S INTELLIGENCE

One of my basic rules of writing is “trust your reader.” Why? When I started writing I thought I had to spell out everything explicitly, and many times that is far, far from necessary.

Some things are easy to connect, or to comprehend. We are all human beings, after all, and we all have a shared understanding of the human condition, even…

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