Be Specific, Part Deux

Thank you to guest author, Linda Lipford.

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How does the party turn bad? You can’t just say “the party turns bad” – you have to say what happens. Think of writing in the same way you’d want info from your best friend.

Example: If your best friend came running up to you and said, “Oh girl, I have something to tell you. You are not going to believe this! I was at this party and THINGS TURNED BAD!” You’d say “What happened?” Your friend just says, “It just turned bad.” You say, “So TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED!!” You friend says again, “Oh, it turned bad.”

Wouldn’t you want to choke her at this point?

Writing is the same way. You have to say what happens. Don’t leave us hopping on our toes waiting for you to spill the details.

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