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How not to bore the reader with trivial details – book excerpt at Jane Friedman

friedTrivia is the stuff of life but you can easily have too much. There’s a fine line between sketching a realistic amount and boring the reader with shoals of baffling blather.

Today, Jane Friedman has showcased an excerpt from the characters book on her blog, and she chose the tutorial where I explain this tricky balancing act. If you’re curious about the book – or if you simply want to know how much of your carefully crafted background to include – come on over and see.

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Who’s won the noir edition?

Did you enter the competition to win the limited not-for-sale copper-and-thunder edition of My Memories of a Future Life? The entries have been shaken, stirred and stuffed into a fancy box.  The winners are… at the bottom of the post on the Red Blog now…

Proper writing post (on exposition) follows later today!

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