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Wield Your Words Carefully

I will admit I have a love/hate relationship with so-called “prose stylists”. I, like many editors, have a soft spot for literary fiction: I admire a well-turned phrase, am tickled by metatextual playfulness, and am impressed by striking imagery, but more often than not, beautiful prose styling is simply not enough. I’ve often read submissions (and the occasional published novel!) with exquisite prose, but whose beautiful writing eventually becomes its biggest burden. For me, good writing […]

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