Oh Those Ambiguities…

Blogging The Editing Day #7 Usually I love ambiguity. A morally ambiguous character can challenge preconceived ideas. Ambiguous dialogue can show that the speaker is either dissembling or being awkwardly polite. Ambiguous settings are right at home in speculative fiction, while ambiguous endings mirror the bitter-sweetness of life. In humour, intentional ambiguity (pun) can be …

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Internal Inconsistency, Layering and Situational Irony

Blogging The Editing Day #5 In the end, Chapter Four needed more de-clunking than anticipated. Being an early chapter, I also had to make sure the fantastical elements had been set up well enough for the current happenings to make sense. The next step had me wondering if my changes had created internal inconsistencies. I …

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