Stuff writers shouldn’t do

Here’s a list of stuff that writers shouldn’t do.

I’m a true believer in relation to the first #2. Some of the other points scare me.

That said, all readers are different and these are readers’ preferences rather than set-in-stone rules for writers. Some good advice there, nonetheless.

And I am glad to be reminded of the Royal Tenenbaums, which is polarising but a long-time favourite at my place. Here’s some sample dialogue:

Eli: I’m not in love with you any more.
Margot: I didn’t know that you ever were.
Eli: Let’s not make this any more difficult than it already is.

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