When you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you once a week, giving you plenty of time to go through your story and make the adjustments.
Today’s tip: Don’t string one prepositional phrase after another in an effort to be erudite.
Don’t string them together in an effort to add color to your writing.
She jogged down the street by the brook in the darkness with no flashlight.
Argh. I’ve lost track of the action in the sentence.
Unless, as Gordon Silverstein at the University of Minnesota says, you are walking through the valley of the shadow of death.
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