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July 20, 2011

General Writing: Traps to Avoid

Filed under: General Writing — Tags: , , — ax20 @ 10:17 pm

There are a lot of easy pitfalls to fall into as a writer. They usually come from a lack of detail or forethought on the part of the author and ultimately weaken the strength of the story. I recently came across a series of posts called “It’s A Trap” that go into detail about such issues and how to avoid them:

Purple Hair, No Personality–Unusual Physical Appearance in Place of Personality
Your Protagonist Knows EVERYTHING
The Easy Ending
Opening with a Nightmare
The “Multitude of Genres” Novel
Curing Mental Illness with Love
Overdescription & Repetition
Quirky Character Names

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