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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Let Your Characters Do the Talking

A cardinal rule in practically all fiction writing is that the author should keep out of it entirely and allow his characters to tell the story. Nothing weakens or spoils even good dialogue so much as to have the author act as an interpreter between the quoted lines.

Joseph T. Shaw (1874-1952) legendary editor of Black Mask Magazine 1926-1936

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