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The actual title of the column is a bit longer. It’s about narrative devices that have become so cliche that you really can’t use them in your writing anymore. Which is frustrating.
It’s NaNoWriMo time, when thousands of people try to bang out a 50,000-word novel in 30 days and then start submitting it to publishers without any editing or peer-critiquing, and then getting butthurt on the internet when their stories don’t … Continue reading