Friday, September 3, 2010

The last of Jerry Jenkins' writing tips

16) Avoid "on the nose" writing or telling something that exactly mirrors life. Don't describe too much; get to the story.

17) Resist the urge to explain

18) Avoid mannerisms of attribution

19) Give specifics to give a ring of truth

20) Avoid similar character names, including the first letter

The last one -- Avoid mannerisms of punctuation such as italics for titles and varying type sizes.

Remember, these are Jerry thoughts for fiction writing.  They've only been shared for use as guidelines.  If you're like me, I oftentimes don't follow, have fun writing!

Enjoy your holiday weekend... see you next week!


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