Tidbits and Nuggets – Beats

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Beats: bits of action interspersed through a scene which tie dialogue to your setting and characters, and provide bits of imagery that guide your readers’ imagination.

“When you describe every bit action to the last detail, yo give your readers a clear picture of what’s going on, but you limit their imagination… Enough detail and you alienate them in the process…Far better to give your readers some hints and allow them to fill in the blanks…”

 Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
 Renni Browne & Dave King

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Tidbits and Nuggets – Dialogue

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“Every time you insert an explanation into dialogue, you’re cheating your readers out of a little bit of one of your characters.”

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
 Renni Browne & Dave King

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I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story. I’m all ears and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.