Why, you ask? I'll tell you why. His advice is good. It works. Here's a brief summary:
- Don't over explain. Trust the reader.
- Don't over-describe. Let the reader use his/her imagination.
- "Don't begin at the beginning."
- Verbs are usually the culprit in sentences that don't work.
- Characters must be: plausible, sympathetic, and original
- "Hang out." As in, go places. See new things, eavesdrop on conversations, collect grist for your [writing] mill.
- "Spring forward, fall back."
And the absolute best explanation about how to plot: Put a bear in a canoe...
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