I would like to give a big warm welcome to my friend and fellow writer, Steven James. Hope you enjoy his words of wisdom. 🙂
In fiction, story matters more than anything else.
Yet, all too often, authors forget this and in their zeal to impress readers or wow editors, they end up peppering their writing with distracting gimmicks that undermine the story.
Never let anything get between your story and your readers. Here are six ways to remove some of the most common stumbling blocks: