16 Writing workshop with Kalin Nenov (2/3)

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This podcast was recorded at a workshop I did with Kalin Nenov of the Human Library on the mechanics and conventions of writing genre fiction. Continuing our discussion on words to avoid, we talk about:

to be: including continuous tenses and passive voice

Exclamation points, italics, and elipses (see L.Ron Hubbard and his exclamation points!)

Began, start, finish, end (also a discussion of the Bulgarian complete and incomplete aspects)

Which was, that was


As the Great and Powerful Kenny Endo says: “If you make a mistake and you do it intentionally, it isn’t a mistake, it’s style.”

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