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More Advice For Writers

People read fiction seeking clarity. One of the worst things a writer can do is to create confusion. I'm referring to the payoff at the end of the book. People also read fiction for something better than reality, or at least better than their own. So, keep it clear and concise and, most importantly, interesting... without getting too implausible.

It doesn't have to be great, but it DOES have to be FINISHED. -- William Arthur Holmes


UPDATE: ...and then I saw where Lee Child had a better quote: "Don't get it right, get it written!"