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**THING ONE ..... this is important - show, don't tell!! <3
Look for opportunities to SHOW your meaning instead of tell. And I mean, go through the entire manuscript with ONLY this in mind!
You should do maybe five passes through your manuscript focusing on one thing each time.
It is HARD, but possible, and it will improve your story dramatically!! :)
**THING TWO ..... cut out anything that is not necessary to your sentence!
Extra words weigh down your meaning. Overly, pleasantly, sweetly, lazily, huge, gigantic, enormously drag it down.
Cut anything you can and get creative ------ this ties in with the last item.
**THING THREE ..... Move your story along!
Anything you can do to pick up the pace and keep the reader hanging on and turning pages is your goal!
----I'm not saying there isn't room for description,
----but make sure it's in the right place and the right time. If your protagonist is hanging off a cliff, we don't want to hear about the beautiful flowers adorning the hillside --- move the story along!!!
**Good luck and happy writing!!
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