I recently had the opportunity to contribute a quote about what I wish I had known when I had first started writing.
"I wish that I had trusted my gut more often when a scene felt limp. I knew something was off with the scenes, but “it is the best I can do right now.” Put the scene on the shelf for a few weeks and you will be able to spot the issues right away. Don’t settle for less just because it is hard or not as exciting as forging new territory." — Amelia Nichole DeField
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