Monday, November 1, 2010

Top five mistakes

I have a guest blog at Seekerville-- The Top Five Mistakes.


green_knight said...

Great article. I particularly liked what you did with the opening paragraph. The first example is perfectly decent writing, and perfectly poinless - I love the way you show how you can take that and focus is on conflict/character/setting.

However, the question I really want to see answered (can we please have an edittorrent post on the subject? Pretty please with cream on top?) is what comes next. Presumably you'll want to focus the following paragraphs, too - but how do you decide which focal points to choose?

And I can see how a writer who wanders all over the place would create a disunited feeling in the back of the reader's head, while another would give a piece a sense of purpose... but how do you get it right?

Edittorrent said...

GK, good question!

I do have some thoughts about openings, so I'll see if I can do a post. Mostly I think any focus is better than no focus.


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