Banality Buster: The Paragraph First Sentence Test

Have you written a scene so banal you wanted to back it with violins and put it into an awareness campaign for impoverished fiction? A No answer to this question is as reasonable as a Yes answer because banality creeps, sneaks and steals into our writing on calm, cool, and laid-back feet. Banality is natural, common, …

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Are our transition paragraphs really transition paragraphs?

So we think we're writing a transition paragraph Mike Klaassen compiled an excellent article on transitions in fiction writing for which he culled the best thoughts from Jessica Page Morrell, Between the Lines; Gary Provost, Beyond Style; Les Edgerton, Hooked; Evan Marshall, The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing; and Jordan E. Rosenfeld, To Make a Scene. It …

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