Thursday, December 10, 2009

Are you over-explaining?

Anita Nolan has a helpful post on the topic:

Rue, the word, means to bitterly regret.

RUE, the acronym, means “resist the urge to explain.”

Writers often over-explain, especially in the first draft. We often show the reader something, then we tell them. We want to be sure they understand what we’re trying to say.

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