Tidbits and Nuggets – Repetition

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It’s easy, even as a novice writer to notice those pesky instances of repetition. There’s another type of repetition that causes problems – repetition of effect. Two sentences that convey the same information or two characters that serve the same role are examples.

1 + 1= 1/2

“When you try to accomplish the same effect twice, the weaker attempt is likely to undermine the power of the stronger one.”

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers 
Renni Browne & Dave King




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