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Learn what purple prose is, how to recognize when you're creating it, and how to write genuinely excellent prose in its place.
Take a look at what "head-hopping" means, why it creates problematic POVs, and how you can correct it to create a stronger story.
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Avoiding too much description is ultimately about controlling your entire narrative. Use these description tips to advance your plot, character, and theme.
Discover how avoiding dead-end relationships will help you eliminate other story killers such as dull plots, insipid characters, and flat themes.
Learn the three ways you can go wrong with unfulfilled foreshadowing, as well as five ways to avoid accidentally creating it in the first place.
Find out why contractions in dialogue need to find a place in your writing---along with a few exceptions, in which it is actually best to avoid them.
Too many authors write story conflict that isn't so much conflict as a delaying tactic to fill their books. Learn how to fix this problem before it starts!
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