For laughs, scares, tears, and thrills, nothing brings out emotions and draws in your readers like the little details.

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There’s a powerful engine in your book, it’s just a bit hard to find. It’s in every word, it drives plot and characters and everything else.

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When you add detail to your writing, you are painting with words, and you can use all the colors! Sensory language is the key.

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When you are able to control the pace of your story, you’ve mastered one of the more important skills in writing.

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Being a demanding self-editor is a must if you want to be the best writer you can be. What's the point of pouring weeks, months, or years into a manuscript, then settling for something other than your very best work?

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Unclear thinking is most often about being lazy and not fully imagining your story. Write with clarity of purpose, and your writing comes alive.

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One way to make an impact on your readers is to invite them right into the room with you – bring them in close by crafting scenes that rely on sensory language.

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