Writers and bloggers, get out of the way. Let your characters live. Don’t spend too much time inside the heads of your characters because the reader knows it’s you writing these things. If you want the reader to believe in the drama you’ve created you’ve got to let your characters “act out” the story. The story is not about the writer. It’s about the characters. We are talking about theatre on the page.
Write about what you’re characters say and do. Use dialogue. Write in scenes. Use intentional description, description that has meaning beyond the things it describes. Let the reader “see” what your viewpoint character sees.
Just because very short stories and short shorts are so short doesn’t mean you should “tell” the reader what is going on. “Show” the reader what’s going on.
Let your characters live.
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