This week's writing quote is:
"I try to leave out the parts that people skip."
- Elmore Leonard
Such simple words. Well Duh! Right? But most of us are guilty of skipping over passages, even when we really love the book. As a writer, that's one of my biggest fears. Will I bore the reader? Will they skip this part?
So ask yourself: Is this really necessary? Does it move the plot along? Does it create conflict? Does it develop the character? Would the reader miss anything if you took it out?
Then get rid of it!
(Is anyone still reading this post?)
Have I bored you yet?
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Happy New Year Everyone!
Today's writing quote was taken from The Write Planner, a day planner designed for writers. To learn more about The Write Planner, click here.