Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Don't Confuse Your Reader

In my critiques, I rant frequently about dumping on the reader . . . then explaining. It's usually an obtuse statement than raises my rancor.

I recommend NEVER confusing your reader. I HATE subsequent explanations. If you're doing your job as a writer, showing the reader as you go, the reader is always with you. Don't yank them to catch up with you after the fact. The effect is a painful whiplash. Explaining is Telling.
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1 comment:

  1. Good word, Mac! It's nice to meet you. Thanks for following. I'm your 59th. Take care.