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Tag: writing description

Stories That Make Us Stabby: Mary Sue & Why Readers Hate Her

It’s me, Cait Reynolds, and I’m going to be brutal here. You’ve been warned. But, honestly, I get a little stabby when I encounter a Mary Sue in a book. Mary Sues are death to fiction, yet they’re more common than head lice in Kindergarten (and about as desirable). For the sake of time today, …

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Description—The Good the Bad and the Just Please STOP

Can we be really honest about our description? Is it really remarkable or simply filling space? Are we weaving a spell that captures readers or are we boring them into a coma?