Not all writers are diplomats, not even in their own families. Especially in their own families.

I'm a writer. Now that's normally not too important in the grand scheme of things. But writers are communication professionals and that changes everything. A few of us have been known to use our ability to communicate for more than just writing. Like for giving political opinions whether that opinion was asked for or not. …

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Readers’ question: How can I avoid info-dumps in writing?

  How to avoid info-dumps in writing? The most important thing is to not put too much detail in your writing. Readers don’t want or care to know more than necessary to get the gist of the story. So how to get those important details in the story without having them put the book down …

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