Please welcome LoRee to Lagniappe. She gives wonderful writing tidbits on:
The Order of Events in Story
I continually find things to change, eliminate, or improve upon. Each project teaches me something about my own writing, often my little oopsies. For some crazy reason, I’ve discovered I have a pet word, or several, that I use over and over in a story and I have to edit those out before submission.
This is what I found:
Oops! I wrote her reaction before his preceding action.
She had to be looking at him in order to see his smile.
Yep. I’m still learning.
For a writer’s words to be effective, they must pull the reader in as events evolve. It’s easy to explain events. But for a character’s emotion to pull in the reader, the writer needs to touch emotion in the reader by drawing the reader in.
And thanks to all readers, everywhere.
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