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5 HUGE Amateur Writing Pitfalls & Their Fixes

I’m drilling down into 5 major, common writing pitfalls of amateur writers and how to fix them. These are 201 mistakes that turn off readers and agents alike. If you’re not getting the response from your work that you want, you might have one or more of these issues. And they are fixable!

I’m defining the issues, sharing examples, and giving actionable tips.

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 Introduction

02:59 Dialogue issues (tags, white room syndrome, telling)

09:45 Scene function & filler

18:06 Writing a lot while communicating very little

28:16 Repetitive, basic sentence style

31:50 Varied sentence examples

36:31 Wall-to-wall telling (distance in your writing)

39:20 Narrate vs. dramatize example

46:45 Final pep talk

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