Dull empty words – “She stood up, walked across the room, and grabbed…” They add so little to any story that readers probably skip them, so why bother writing them?
Interview of Karin Kallmaker for The L-Word Literature by Lynne Jamneck
It’s a natural inclination to refer to, quote from and honor words of others that move us. Frequently, then, the question comes up: can I quote song lyrics in my story? To me the legal issues are secondary to the artistic concerns.
Answering the question: Why do you use third person limited so much?
Some writers, especially new ones, are wary of being “branded” by a label that excludes her from one market or the other. To them, my advice is write LOTS.
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