Okay, I admit it, that title was total click bait. What I wanted to ask was -- How do you balance your writing between leaving hints to what is happening & spelling things out? How do you know when to repeat certain things because they're important to the story & when you've mentioned them enough? I've read lots of books where the author says something and then rephrases the exact same plot point three pages later. When it's done often enough, I feel like the author doesn't trust that I'm paying attention. However, after being on the writing side of the process, I'm continually amazed how many people will read a passage and either completely misinterpret what was written or glossed over something important. I realize there's probably no one answer to this question & having multiple people read and comment is important, but I'd like to get your thoughts on the subject.