Top 21 Common Mistakes Writers Make


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Albert Einstein once said, “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Purportedly, he said this after his lesser-known E = mc4 debacle. I made the last part up but the point is: We all make mistakes, and that’s not such a bad thing. But knowing what blunders to avoid can give you a head start in improving your writing. Author and writing coach Melissa Clark joins host Jon Small to detail the most common errors writers make. They speak from decades of experience writing, editing, and screwing up. Topics include such classics as telling not showing, overly creative dialogue tags, waiting for inspiration to hit, writer’s imposter syndrome, and gingerly using really annoying adverbs.

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