Sins of the Novelist

Last evening, the Royal Writers Secret Society – don’t bother Googling, you won’t find it; it’s secret – gave me feedback on chapters 5 and 6 of The Mark of the Spider, my adventure-thriller manuscript.


In a nutshell, their observations:

  • Is protagonist likable enough?
  • More reflection and feelings
  • Show, don’t tell
  • Digressions, excessive detail
  • Cliches

If I committed any other sins of fiction writing, they ran out of time cataloguing them.

This is why every writer needs an editor, every story teller needs a caring audience, and every keyboard has a delete key.



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