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September 2, 2012

General Writing: Easy Mistakes to Make

Filed under: General Writing — Tags: , , — ax20 @ 9:16 pm

There are a lot of mistakes that a writer can make and sometimes even the best and most experienced writers fall into these traps.

For example, as I read the entire Sword of Truth series, I noticed a major distraction that only seemed to grow as the series continued: it felt like the author had started preaching his theme rather than incorporating it. I slogged through the books thinking “I get it, people must take control of their future. No need to beat me over the head with it.” The author, Terry Goodkind, had written over a dozen books, but despite many NY Times Bestsellers, he still made this mistake, which turned off a number of readers and distracted from the otherwise great story.

Here are 5 Story Mistakes Even Good Writers Make.

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