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No offense, Dankrubis (because I take from your comment that you know this), but creative writing classes, while fun and helpful, tend to foster a lot of snootiness. I wouldn't say it's a matter of literary vs. genre fiction. I think it's a matter of taste and tastfulness, and the desired effect of ...
This may be obvious advice, but no matter where you start--plot, character, word and sentence level--put the thing down for at least a week between revisions, longer if you have the time. Often, you get so used to looking at something that you miss the mistakes that are right in front of your face.
- January 13th, 2010, 9:37 am
- Forum: Ask Nathan
- Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
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At the risk of asking a question with an obvious answer, what exactly does an agency mean when they say they "do not accept unsolicited queries"? Unsolicited manuscripts, I understand, but how and why would an agency go about soliciting queries? And why even bother advertising themselves if they "do...
- January 7th, 2010, 10:02 am
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Third person point of view with multiple viewpoints
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I agree with the majority here that it's a question of each individual scene. The key is to make it clear enough to the reader what is going on.