WRITING TIPS: Mistakes Writers Make

Here’s a flower so that you’ll know we’re friends. But this is a mistake some writers, particularly the new ones make:

Making your plot so complex no one can figure it out.

There is a difference between lots of twists and turns in a plot and losing your reader. Keep it Simple. Less is More. Allow the dialogue to reveal the plot.

Controlling the Reader.

Your reader is smarter than you think. Don’t push them, set the stage and let them step through the door. Don’t talk them death with backstory. Allow it to unfold, and use dialogue when you can to tell backstory.


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Originally published at jvause.wordpress.com on October 27, 2015.