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The joys of deletion

Today I'm the guest blogger at Lydia Sharp's blog, The Sharp Angle, where I dish about deletion and give six "common places to cut back a manuscript, should you find yours getting too wordy ..."

A sample:

"We don’t have to tell readers everything we know about our characters ... . Even when the history is directly relevant, a little mystery can be a good thing. If readers sense friction between two characters, that friction will pique their curiosity and raise the tension in the scene."
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Thank you for the link to your guest post. I enjoyed reading it. You bring up some excellent points. I write short too. I think it's because I like the interaction between the characters and don't care about the "filler" as I call it. =) Have a great Friday and weekend!
Thank you!
Good tips! I always find deleting or combining characters to be tough, but you're right that it sometimes has to be done. :P
You know it went well when afterward, you have trouble rememering where the deleted material went.