Tag: Margie Lawson

Are you writing tight?

These days we live in a fast-paced world. People can be impatient, especially about reading long-winded posts, emails, and texts. I’ve noticed that even fiction books seem to be shorter. Our written communication should be clear and concise…. Read More

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44 Words That Can Weasel into Writing

Writing’s hard work. Ask any writer. Good writing is harder. Sometimes weasel words can slip in. Weasel words are “favorite” words that pop up when a writer is being lazy or rushing. I first heard the term in… Read More

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Eight Writing Mistakes that Will Kill a Contest Entry

I’ve been a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) for years and I frequently judge chapter contests. I’ve discovered I see the same writing mistakes repeated-contest after contest, year after year. Most are small blunders, but unchecked these… Read More

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Texas talk, colloquialisms, and weasel words – in my writing?

I wish I could say NO WAY! Can’t. When I shared a recent chapter with my critique partners, one of them questioned this sentence, “He found himself in deep water.”   Not understanding that my POV character’s internal… Read More

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COLLOQUIALISMS and WEASEL WORDS

 When I shared a recent chapter with my critique partners, one of them called me for this sentence, “He found himself in deep water.”  She didn’t understand that my POV character’s internal thought meant he found himself in… Read More

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