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The Clash of Wants

I’m probably going to be talking a lot about Sol Stein in the next few weeks. Sorry, I’ve been reading him to buff up on my editing skillzzzzz, so please bear with me. Sol Stein is a self-celebrated writer and editor, and I don’t think that his own hype is unwarranted. He’s got some great […]

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Tension in Writing

Sol Stein writes this is in his chapter on tension: “Our instinct as human beings is to provide answers, to ease tenion. As writers our job is the opposite, to create tension and not dispel it immediatly….A common fault I’ve observed is that the writer creates a pressing problem for a character and then immediatly […]

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