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2. I like to use the 5 senses test when I write – how does a situation see, hear, smell, feel to the touch and taste? That’s how you know you’ve described something properly, if you evoke your readers senses.
3. Stop being a perfectionist – there’s a time and a place for perfection. It’s in your last few drafts. At first, don’t judge yourself or else you’ll write the same paragraph no less than ten times.
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4. Read – know your genre, know what’s selling and being published and figure out what you like and don’t like. And then write what you want to read.
5. Listen – listen to other people’s descriptions of situations and how they color their stories. You’d be surprised how literary people can be without even knowing it.
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