The Eloquence of Brevity

This week we’re going right back to basics and considering where we can trim words, ways to layout dialogue and what to do about paragraphs.

  • Monday – I Looked At… How description of an object implies a character is looking at it.
  • Tuesday – Antagonistic Adverbs, Should we never use adverbs? I wouldn’t go that far.
  • Wednesday – He Said, She Said, They Said, ‘Said’ should provide clarity not confetti.
  • Thursday – Breaking a Paragraph, Using paragraphs in dialogue.
  • Friday – Suddenly… Paragraphs for description, pace and suddenness.
  • Saturday – Lashes, Charlottes witnesses Richard’s handiwork.

Published by Jesse

I'm a writer and academic specialising in fantasy fiction and creative writing theory. I'm allergic to pretentiously talking about fiction and aim to be unashamedly ‘commercial’. Surely all fiction is commercial anyway, or what’s the point in publishing it?

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