Yes, once again re-blogging from Kristen Lamb. She posts things writers need to know. Her blog is a great resource and since I’m frantically finishing this second novel… I offer this as fantastic advice! Thank you Kristen Lamb and Alex Limburg.
As an editor I have some pretty standard red flags I look for, but a REALLY common blunder is the dreaded information dump. Some genres are more prone to this than others. Science fiction and fantasy can be particularly vulnerable. How DO you keep the pace of the story and still relay about the prophecy, the starship, the dragons and the dragons prophesied to have starships?
Once again we have Alex Limberg guest posting with us. And if you’re already tired of him? Suck it up, Buttercup, because I LIKE HIM. He’s helping me through the holiday season so I can dig out of the pile of work that buried me when I got the flu.
So Alex is here to share ways to help fold in information so that you (the author) don’t inadvertently shatter the fictive dream…
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