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    A Lesson From Neil Gaiman in How to Write Emotion

    Neverwhere, A Lesson From Neil Gaiman in How to Write Emotion, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/05/19/a-lesson-from-neil-gaiman-in-how-to-write-emotion/ #books #urbanfantasy #neilgaiman #novels #Neverwhere

    Neil Gaiman’s novel Neverwhere is a funny macabre urban fantasy that focuses on a regular everyman named Richard. One night, he accidentally gets sucked into a magical world beneath London. And when I say beneath London, I mean in the sewers. It’s a mucky dank world where most people are out for themselves as they barter, plot, and kill. Richard’s sole…

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    Why Reading Aloud Is the Best Editing Tool

    I’m in the final stages of editing a manuscript. Today I┬áread the book aloud. It took a long time. Doing it such a pain — it sounds strange to hear your voice after sitting for so long in silence, and it’s physically arduous — but my gosh, is it revealing. I find all sorts of mistakes and clumsiness. And I…