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: If you unknowingly rhyme some words, rewrite it.
Readers get confused by rhyme. They wonder if that was your intent, and if so, why? Is it a character trait? I’ve seen that in at least one book–one of the supporting actors would rhyme everything. It was nice, but it was planned. It’s not the same if you do it by accident.
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