Is That Really Necessary?

I’ve been reading and critiquing some unpublished chapters lately, and I’ve come across two common errors that many new writers make. Telling too much The first mistake is when the writer includes a lot of information that isn’t really necessary to the story. Sometimes this is backstory (I want to … Continue reading

Describing Your Main Character(s)

Last week I met with a writer working on her first novel. I tried to explain how the writer needs to give the reader a character or characters to care about right away, that a complete physical description isn’t needed, but there should be enough information that the reader can … Continue reading