Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library

One Fatal Flaw in Fiction Writing

Fatal Flaw in Writing no 1

Is there such a thing as overwriting?  Here’s how editor Rachel Starr Thomson  defines it in The Forest for the Trees: How to Cure Overwriting published in the blog ‘LiveWriteThrive’ by C S Lakin:

“Overwriting takes many forms. Wordiness. Overuse of modifiers and weak sentence construction. Vagueness. Redundancy. Convolution. Pushing metaphors so far beyond the breaking point that they cease to be enlightening and become ridiculous instead. Purple prose.”

 

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The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

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This entry was posted on January 9, 2015 by in Writing Advice and tagged , , .

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