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He also made a comment about a beginning writer might have a salable novel if they removed the first three chapters. I LOLed because I've done the opposite. I removed the first three chapters and sold them. The first Half-Elven novel still languishes.
Then, while thinking of revising, you might check out Mac Wheeler's blog. He gives a great picture that demonstrate the difference between "showing and telling". It even puts "backstory" in its place.
Actually, my writing time is getting eaten by my life. A good friend, without children, went into Hospice care, and I'm one of the legal care monitors. While that's under control with sadness, I'm feeling guilty about the AZ challange. I just don't have time to blog every day -- even though I asked at two difference places to be removed from the list. If anyone knows how to get me off the list so I'm not "blogging under false pretenses", I'd appreciate it. Hey, Steve ... are you out there?