When Writing.... A Good Rule of Thumb

When writing a story, you are your own best immediate gauge of how good it is. Does it excite you, hold your interest and keep you on edge? Are you emotionally vested, even to the point of potential embarrassment?

If not, you need to either make significant changes or start over. If you don't feel emotionally tied to your own story, your readers won't either.

Here is one of my favorite quotes, one I keep on the wall of my office...and what I try to live by when writing my stories...



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