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Using Abstract Words in Fiction

Another Bite Size Queer Writing Workshop

Don’t! Just don’t: use abstract words.

Abstract ideas are fine. I would go so far as to say that a major reason for writing fiction is often to bring such concepts to life. Many stories are focused on homophobia, aging, poverty, rationality, injustice, generosity, and so on.

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