Lots of writers don't follow that convention. I think for most of us it's a good idea, if only to keep us from doubting our writing. But Don DeLillo, for example, revises paragraph by paragraph until he thinks it's perfect (or so I've heard).
Do what feels right, I guess.
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- December 22nd, 2009, 11:39 am
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Is there a such thing as too much dialogue
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I think too much narration is a more dangerous and far more likely pitfall. A lot of writers I see in my creative writing classes use 90% narration, and in general, I think it leads to too much summary and not enough scene. I also dislike using too much narration because it makes me feel like I thin...