General Writing

  1. How to Avoid Generalizations

    Over generalization is a voice killer. It can dilute your scenes, obscure your meaning, and worse yet, it can bore your reader. Generalizations are unclear words that settle for an idea rather than a concrete item or place. Think of it this way - do you ask a family member ( see there’s a generalization - family member ) to go grab you some fruit from the kitchen or do you say - Bring me back a banana. The notion of fruit rattles off so many possibilities that the reader has to...
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